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Ad Hoc String Quartet ‘Musica’: May 29th

Ad Hoc String Quartet are performing on Monday 29th May at 7.30 pm Carlton Courthouse as a part of the ‘Musica’ Concert Series.

In keeping with the focus of ‘Musica’, the concert will feature new and improvised original works by the ensemble plus a few quartets from the soon to be released “Congratulations” album by the Ad Hoc Collective.

Ad Hoc String Quartet is –
Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan, violins  |  Ceridwen Davies, viola  |  Helen Mountfort, cello

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Ad Hoc String Quartet @ Melbourne Polytechnic

Ad Hoc Music Collective will perform as Ad Hoc String Quartet at
Melbourne Polytechnic Lunchtime Concert Series on Tuesday 14th March at 12.45 – 1.45 pm.

Yarra Edge Music Centre (Theatre) – room G101 at Fairfield.
Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield VIC 3078

Musicians include Andrea and Kylie Morrigan (violins), Phoebe Green (viola) and Helen Mountfort (‘cello).

The concert will include original quartets, duets and solo works by Andrea Keeble and Helen Mountfort as well as compositions by Paul Hindemith, Liza Lim, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and J.S.Bach.

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Ad Hoc Music Collective : New Recording



Ad Hoc Music Collective spent two glorious days in September at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Salon recording 8 tracks for a new CD of original compositions by Andrea to be released next year in 2017.  The amazing vocals of Dan Witton were then recorded in November at Head Gap Studios.

A huge thanks to the most wonderful musicians
– Kylie Morrigan, Jason Bunn, Rosie Westbrook, Helen Mountfort, Ronny Ferella and Dan Witton as well as Lachlan Carrick (superb Sound Engineer) and Paul Ericsson (a master in photography).

Stayed posted for concerts and the CD launch in 2017.

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Ad Hoc MC Performance

Ad Hoc Music Collective will be recording a collection of new compositions by Andrea at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s beautiful Salon on September 12th and 14th.  Concerts (and a CD!) to follow soon.

Ad Hoc Music Collective playing for the recording are – Andrea Keeble and Kylie Morrigan (violins), Jason Bunn (viola), Helen Mountfort (cello), Rosie Westbrook (double bass), Ronny Ferella (drum kit and percussion) and Carolyn Connors (voice).

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La Mama Musica Mon June 13

Ad Hoc Music Collective perform new works from its upcoming CD as well as improvisations based on recent photography in the intimate setting of La Mama Musica at 7.30p.

Featuring Andrea and Kylie Morrigan, Ceridwyn Davies, Dan Witton and the wonderful Carolyn Connors.

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Bayside Chamber Orchestra performs “The Crossing” by Keeble

Bayside Chamber Orchestra’s first concert for the year is on Sunday 20 March at 6.00pm at St Leonards Church 2 Wolseley Grove Brighton.
The delightful and varied program features Will Hardy playing Vivaldi’s Recorder Concerto in C, the gorgeous Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte, a piece for winds by French composer D’Indy and a new work – The Crossing – by local composer and violinist Andrea Keeble.
Tickets are $20 and $15 concession available through Trybooking or at the door. Refreshments are included.
A little bit of background on “The Crossing” (yes, it is the same piece that opens the “Teeter” CD) – It was originally written for orchestra about 10 years ago and in the meantime it has been performed many times as a String Quartet.  So it has been great to arrange it for the wonderful Bayside Chamber Orchestra and to hear it as it was intended.  Hmm, some things take a long time.. Or 10 years isn’t really that long, depends on how you look at it! 🙂  Anyway, I hope you can come along and hear it!  A very special concert.
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2 – 30 NOVEMBER 2015
Melbourne’s live music scene is one of the best in the world. One reason for the strength of musical expression to emerge from Melbourne comes from the diversity and flexibility of its musicians to work across different scenes. One musician who exemplifies this is woodwind multi-instrumentalist Adam Simmons. During November 2015, Adam will perform 25 concerts with four duets per night with 100 different musicians from rock/pop, jazz, experimental, world, folk, blues, classical, electronica and more.
In addition, Adam will be joined by sound engineer Myles Mumford and Associate Professor John Fitzgerald in creating an installation during the month, illustrating the ways in which the various artists all connect. Myles will be  recordings all performances and these will be made available online. This is the beginning of a larger research project for University of Melbourne to create a Melbourne Music Map.
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Wednesday 2nd September, 6pm

Dear Cosmo Friends,
We are delving into the sounds of the Mediterranean at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s acoustic heaven that is the Salon with a selection of vocal and instrumental works from Ravel, Manuel de Falla,  folk music from Greece and Israel and some of our favourite original compositions.

This will be the last concert for Cosmo Cosmolino as we take a break from after 20 years performing together.   For our final concert we are joined by two very special guests, Hope Csutoros (also our original violinist) and Jo To from the Stiletto Sisters!

Book via the Recital Centre:

Thanks so much for your support and hope to see you at this special concert as we celebrate the end of an era!!

Andrea and Cosmo Cosmolino

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Creative Play Open Workshop

Festival of Slow Music presents

Creative Play Open Workshop with Andrea Keeble

Sunday 23rd August at 1 – 3 pm
Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute, 117 Sturt St
Minerva Room

The Creative Play Workshop is an exploration of the creative processes required in composition writing. The participatory Workshop will explore a range of approaches towards improvisation through applied exercises with demonstration and guidance by Andrea to reveal a range of creative strategies in creating an original composition.

At the conclusion of the Workshop, the semi-improvised original composition will be recorded and participants will have access to this recording through Festival of Slow Music (FoSM) and/

This workshop is suitable for players of any instrument (aged 15 years and over) who are reasonably proficient on their instrument and interested in composition and its process through improvisation. Players will be able to enhance their performance skills, explore and respond to a range of musical genres, and develop their creative expression.

The workshop is conducted in a friendly, non judgmental environment and is an opportunity to meet and play with new musicians and to work with Andrea who has had over 20 years experience performing, teaching and composing.

The Workshop is FREE for FoSM 2015 ticket holders otherwise participation is $20 to attend the 2 hour open Workshop.

Bookings are essential as participant numbers are limited.

For more info and bookings
Andrea 0401 090 256

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Ad Hoc Music Collective performs “Suite Actuality”

Festival of Slow Music (Ballarat) presents
Suite Actuality  ..  A seven movement Suite for String Quartet, Voice and Visuals

Composed by Andrea Keeble / Visuals by Dotahn Caspi 

Sunday 30th August at 5.30 pm

Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, 117 Sturt St – Minerva Room 

Performed by Ad Hoc Music Collective
Andrea Keeble and Sarah Curro – violins
Jason Bunn – viola
Anita Hustas – double bass
Carolyn Connors – voice
Info and Tickets available at Festival of Slow Music website
Suite Actuality ..
What do we really see, hear and feel? Suite Actuality is an exploration of sight, sound, perception and emotion. Weaving three classical and four spontaneous movements with visual improvisation, the versatile Ad Hoc Music Collective continually challenges us: Do you see what we see? And together, what do we feel?


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