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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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perform Gypsy inspired strings and accordion Tangos (featuring Piazzolla), a divine new arrangement of a Cole Porter song plus a couple of new originals along with our usual passion and zest! 

Sunday 7th December, 5pm

Abbotsford Convent
Rosina Auditorium
1-16 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

Tickets $20/$15/ Under12 free
Tickets at the door

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Bayside Chamber Orchestra perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with Andrea Keeble (solo violin)
Copland Appalachian Spring Suite for 13 Instruments
Dvorak Serenade for Winds Op.44
Honegger Pastorale d’Été

Sunday 16th November @ 2.30pm
St. Leonard’s Uniting Church
cnr Wolseley Gve & New St, Brighton

$20 Adult
$15 Concession
Children under 9 free

or call 0409 861 535
More information:

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Silhouettes, inside outside

Silhouettes, inside outside FLYERSilhouettes, inside outside brings together classical musicians, visual artists, silhouettes, shadow art, the audience and the space within and without a giant three-sided canvas. You can listen, you can watch, or you can grab a brush and make your mark on the canvas.

Following on from the success of Paint What You Hear, Artistic Director Erica Rasmussen has created Silhouettes, inside outside to encourage adults and young people to engage with music and visual art in an innovative and interactive way. Joining her on this project are some of Melbourne’s best contemporary classical musicians, violinist Andrea Keeble (Ad Hoc Music Collective), flautist Elisse Kleiner and sound artist Nat Grant, visual artists Sam Haycroft (Afterwhite) and Natalya Garden-Thompson, and lighting artist Annabel Warmington (La Mama Theatre). Silhouettes of the musicians will be created as they perform and the artists will capture their outlines. As the musicians take shape on the canvas, the audience will be invited to add colour to the silhouettes in response to the music. The performance will also feature a new piece by Nat Grant.

All inclusive matinée performance on Saturday 1st November at 4.30pm – feel free to bring the kids! Bring an old shirt to catch any pesky paint drops when you join in the fun.

*Please note capacity is limited, so to secure your ticket please book!
Wednesday 29 October 7.30pm
Thursday 30 October 7.30pm
Friday 31 October 7.30pm
Saturday 1 November 4.30pm

Adult $30 / Concession $25 / Child $10
Bookings 03 9662 9966 or <>

fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
The venue has a disabled access via Spark Lane, off Flinders Street, Melbourne.

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Festival of Slow Music (Ballarat) 23rd – 31st August 2014


The Festival of Slow Music is an opportunity to experience music of all genres in intimate spaces and to learn more about the musicians behind the sounds.  For more info and tickets <>

Andrea will be featuring twice –

  • Thursday 28th August 10 -11 am “Morning Meditations” (Solo) at the Mechanics’ Institute, Minerva Space FREE
  • Friday 29th August 8.30 – 9.30 pm Mechanics’ Institute – Minerva Space. In Concert with the Ballarat Symphony in Adam Simmon’s “Travelling Tales” – a suite composed and performed for the Pireus Festival in Athens, Greece.   Andrea will be leading members of the Ballarat Symphony along side Melbourne musicians Sarah Curro, Phoebe Green, Imogen Manins and Nick Tsiavos.  



Nick Tsiavos.

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Suite Actuality

Suite Actuality

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A Suite in 7 movements for String Quartet, Voice and Visuals
composed by Andrea Keeble with visuals by Dotahn Caspi
performed by Ad Hoc Music Collective

@ Conduit Arts
83 Brunswick St on Sunday May 25th at 6.30 pm.
Tickets $15/10 at the door
Andrea Keeble and Heather Stewart (violins)
Jason Bunn (Viola)
Anita Hustas (double bass)
Carolyn Connors (voice) 

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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“Paint What You Hear” Workshop with AD HOC MUSIC COLLECTIVE


27th Dec 2013 – 1st Jan 2014

These workshops use classical and contemporary music and visual art to engage young people as well as adults in the arts, inviting them to respond to live by the Ad Hoc Music Collective music using crayons and paint.  Erica Rasmussen help capture what they hear on paper exploring lines and shape and elements in music such as volume, pitch, mood and texture.

Elisse Kleiner (flute) and Andrea Keeble (violin)

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Andrea Keeble + Ad Hoc Music Collective String Quartet

Andrea Keeble @ City Library

Andrea Keeble and the Ad Hoc Music Collective (for this concert, as a string quartet) present a concert of original compositions from Andrea’s CD “TEETER” and by other members of the quartet.  Joining her will be Sue Simpson (violin), Jason Bunn (Viola) and Helen Mountfort (‘cello).  As versatile instrumentalists & improvisers, Ad Hoc’s repertoire for the evening will be for solo violin, loop pedal, duets, and quartets that are influenced by a myriad of genres, from minimalism to folk, jazz to avant garde, classical and hints of pop.

Thursday 25 October, 6pm to 7pm
City Library
More info:

253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Victoria 3000
ph: 03 9658 9500
fax: 03 9658 9545

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Please note –

Andrea will be unable to be contacted from 25th July – 25th August as she will be sitting a silent Vipassana meditation course during this period.  Thanks for your patience.

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