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Unsounded @ Hastings Cave

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Newdegate Caves

Hastings, TAS 7109

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Unsounded is a musical meditation performed deep underground in the stunning Newdegate Cave in Hastings, Tasmania. It will be presented by enso, comprised of venerable Shakuhachi player (trad. Japanese bamboo flute) Anne Norman and Tasmanian musician Emily Sheppard (violin, viola, voice). Their performance will explore the unheard, unvoiced and unknown, reinvigorating enshrouded memories and alternative perceptions. enso will be in residency at Newdegate Cave prior to the performance, spending intensive time listening, improvising and composing. The resulting music will form the basis for Unsounded, as well as presenting other works composed in natural and unconventional chambers; lighthouses, 75 metre long oil storage tunnels, historical underground battery’s and caves. enso incorporates traditional Japanese styles and European chamber music into their performances, combined with eco-poetry.

Bring a pillow or chair to sit on, and a thermos or blanket for comfort - it will be nine degrees in the cave.


Date: Sunday, 1st October

Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm

Place: Newdegate Cave, Hastings, Tasmania.

Tickets: $24 adult, $12 child

Reviews

From recent performances:

"You played the wind, the stars twinkling and the stream of a river... I felt nature and space in that hall. It was a great honour to be a part of this concert. Thank you so much.” Makiko Noguchi, choir member of Yukari-Echo.

“Thank you Anne and Emily for sharing your awesome talent with us. It was beautiful and at times you could hear a pin drop; we were so transfixed with what you did.” Antje Janssen

“It was very moving and evocative and quite overwhelming. I was easily transported to an experience within the Tarkine: trees swaying; ash around me… very vivid… The music and poetry were highly complementary. Anne Bliss and Hania Watt

Sheppard attends to the detail of sound, every sound, and exploits her most capable skills in ensuring the harmonies and textures she seeks depict the immenseness of the scene she is witnessing. Her playing is quite stunning. Mandy Stefanakis. Loudmouth Ezine. Full review: http://musictrust.com.au/loudmouth/portrait-of-bob-brown/

From a recent CD – Whispered Shadows: Recorded in huge underground tunnels in Darwin.

… The improvisations … reveal the exceptional power of collective and spontaneous creativity. Listeners are led through various landscapes of sounds and emotions by the magical sounds of the shakuhachi at play with the violin through space. The last track, Beneath the Surface, is so rich in audio images that it sounds almost like an artistic cinematic soundtrack condensed into a timeline of less than 7 minutes. Le Tuan Hung of Sonic Gallery.
Full Review here: https://sonicgallery.org/2016/10/06/musicsafari-6-beneath-the-surface-cd-review/

Bios:

Anne Norman is a shakuhachi performer, improviser and composer and has worked as soloist and in collaboration with a diverse range of artists, in Australia, Japan, America and Europe. Anne studied three lineages of shakuhachi music from Nakamura Shindo, Tajima Tadashi and the late “Living National Treasure” Yamaguchi Goro at Tokyo University of the Arts. She also has a B.Mus on flute (Melb Uni) and an MA in Ethnomusicology (Monash). Anne is Artistic Director of Tunnel Number Five: festival of underground music in Darwin, collaborating with Yolngu songmen from Arnhem Land and chamber musicians from Darwin and across Australia. She is an eco-poet incorporating spoken and sung word within her music. Anne also performs in schools nationwide as soloist and in duo with taiko master Toshinori Sakamoto. Her music is featured on many CDs and film sound tracks.http://www.annenorman.com

Emily Sheppard is an exciting new voice in contemporary violin with a passion for the environment. Emily has performed as soloist with Orchestra Victoria and the ANAM Orchestra and is a casual member with the Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective (ACO), the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. She studied violin at VCA Secondary School and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Emily enjoys spontaneity and improvisation, both on her instrument and in life. She plays in the string duo, the Eureka Ensemble, touring regional Australia, performing in schools and giving workshops in improvisation. In 2015 Emily performed in the resonant underground tunnels in Darwin with shakuhachi player Anne Norman, described as ‘enchanting and transformative’ (Will Tinapple, Director of ABC Open: Top End). This resulted in the CD “Beneath the Surface”. Emily has collaborated with Paul Kelly; Katie Noonan; Michael Kieran Harvey. When not playing music, Emily likes dancing to it, and when she's had enough of that she goes hiking.

“…extraordinary… gifted… amazing… The reception that greeted Emily Sheppard at the end of her fiendishly difficult and wonderfully accomplished performance was tremendous. You could not have found a more enthusiastic response at a football match” Heather Leviston, ANAM, 2014


Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ensounded/

Bandcamp: https://annemnorman.bandcamp.com/

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