Premier Ensemble Concert – Students Showcase their achievements


Premier Ensemble Concert – Students Showcase their achievements on Friday 22 September, Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann Street Gosford, from 7pm to 9pm

Central Coast Conservatorium Youth Orchestra headline a concert featuring the top graded ensembles with over 90 students aged 8 to 21 years from the Conservatorium.

Including a reprisal of music from the acclaimed Australian premier of “Calling All Dawns”.

 

To be held on Friday 22 September at the Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann St, Gosford from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Four times a year the Conservatorium presents a massed concert at the Anglican Church featuring its top level student ensembles.  The Premier Ensembles concert will feature the Central Coast Youth Orchestra, CC Primary Wind Ensemble, and CC Symphonic Wind Orchestra.

 

The Central Coast Children’s Choir and the senior choir, Katandra Voices, together with the Central Coast Philharmonia Choir and the Youth Orchestra will present music from the recent Art House Wyong concert, “Calling All Dawns”.

 

Taiko drumming by the Conservatorium’s Percussion Ensemble, headed up by drum teacher and Taiko specialist Sean Steele will be a highlight.

 

Over 90 students aged between 8 and 21 will showcase their achievements.

 

“Being part of a large ensemble gives members a sense of belonging. It nurtures responsibility, the discipline to show up, to be prepared and have practiced the piece being play. It’s about team work,” says Artistic Director Patrick Brennan, Conductor of the Youth Orchestra.

 

The Conservatorium is currently open for Expressions of Interest for 2018 Enrolments.

For students wishing to join an Ensemble, auditions will be held on Saturday 25 November.  More information and Audition Forms are available on the website www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au

 

The Conservatorium of Music is the Coast’s premiere music school and offers a holistic program of music education, including private lessons, musicianship (or theory) classes, AMEB and HSC exam preparation, ensembles, assessments, scholarships, workshops and masterclasses.

 

We invite budding students to attend the Premier Ensembles concert to see what they can achieve by learning music through the Conservatorium.

 

Tickets: $15 Adults     School age Children FREE

Phone 4324 7477 for bookings

 

More information and EOI forms go to www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au or  Phone 4324 7477

 

Information courtesy of Lisa Kelly

Events & Communications Manager
Central Coast Conservatorium

Ph: 0422 437 227

E: lisa.kelly@cccmusic.nsw.edu.au

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Annotation – Sound & Sculpture at The Arts Barn


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Annotation- Sound & Sculpture.

The Arts Barn, Dandaloo St. Kariong

 

Annotation, a project by Moran .

 

Exhibition of Moran’s three dimensional art to  the  sound generated by the synthesiser.

 

The performance opens at midday on the 30th September and runs through till 8.30 that evening with short twenty minute sound pieces interrupted by thirty minute breaks. The art works will be displayed on a small forest of white plinths allowing viewers to navigate between them during a sound performance as well as the silent breaks.

 

The synthesisers used will be Oberheim and Moog of vintage nature leaning towards the experimental creating a mood for the viewer as they hopefully ponder the individual art work of toy like nightmare to poignant figures of various scenarios . The art work includes sculptures in clay with brilliant finishes from rust and aged to marble glaze.

 

Annotation, the project. Created by Moran is a break from the past where from 2009 through to 2013 Moran produced ten albums under another name. These works gained modest success both here and overseas. The Legendary Pink Dots were great supporters of the first album “Nightshade”.

 

1.”THE JOHN MORAN CORPORATION 
Sometimes a CD comes along that makes you want to fling open the windows and scream about to the rest of the World (only that would of course interfere with the beautiful music). In the case of John Moran, it wasn’t one but 2 albums that turned up in the mail box..Psychedelic in the braodest sense, tuneful, intelligent,happy, sad—dont know where to stop.John is fromAustralia and his CDs are on the Puzzle Factory label.Seek him out, and buy his music–you will not regret this.”

Legendary Pink Dots 2010

 

 

  1. Toby Davidson reviews The John Moran Corperation

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“Since renowned works such as Kenneth Slessor’s ‘The Night-Ride’ and Judith Wright’s ‘The Trains,’ trains have been natural subjects and carriers of Australian poetry. TrainRide by John Moran and his small posse of musicians is very much off the train, stuck in the kind of gritty, gothic country town that transfixed Wright in her debut The Moving Image. However, while there are similarities of locations, even of small-town eccentricities and characters, TrainRide is a very different product, comprising of two CDs of interspersed instrumentals and gloomy spoken word. I use ‘spoken word’ here, because to my mind spoken word has a performance-based poetics that cannot survive by itself on the page, nor, in most cases, does it seek to.”

 

“So, as Moran would have it, no-one’s getting off the train But what of those who flee the scene, the youth who do take the train, tempted to never return? Surely some lyrical and instrumental nectar abides in such flights – but perhaps that’s a project for another time. For now, TrainRide will intrigue, amuse, inform and annoy in equal measure, and it’s fair to say that’s the small town experience neatly packaged, but see it unleashed live if you can.”

 

Toby Davidson is a researcher at Deakin University and editor of the forthcoming Collected Poems of Francis Webb.

 

 

 

But that was another life all together….we move on!

 

Annotation is mainly instrumental only on occasion introducing the word..the text as spoken word in form.

 

All pieces are improvisation on a theme challenging the moment and venue to inspire the direction of the performance.

 

 

There is no entry fee  to the exhibition and performance creating hopefully a spontaneous and relaxed atmosphere by wondering in and leaving at will.

There are no prices on art works as to me that can hinder the free spirit of the viewer to relax and just look, observe, think and frown.

 

Moran of the old existence mainly worked in oils and copal varnish akin to the early techniques of layering, work chosen by Albert Tucker in 1987 for showing in the Sulman Prize, countless exhibitions through the eighties and nighties and represented in many private collections around the world.

 

The change to three dimensional work has been a necessity as life changes so to the reflections of an artist’s work and I now embrace the wonder of the sculpture, to walk around, to observe the change as your eye’s flirt at the encircling piece .

 

Information and image courtesy of J. Moran

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The Yarramalong Valley Spring Show

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Photos taken at The Yarramalong Valley Spring Show last Sunday.

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ATCC SEPTEMBER COAST ARTS RADIO SPOT


If you missed my spot on Meredith Gilmore’s Coast Arts radio show this month, you can listen online now at https://soundcloud.com/meredithgilmore/theatre-on-the-coast-segment-september-2017-as-broadcast-on-coast-arts-3917

As broadcast on Coast Arts radio program Sunday September 3,  COAST FM 963 Gosford, Central Coast Community Radio.

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KERRIE GARSIDE GIG GUIDE 2017


 

OCTOBER

  • THURS 19th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – ST PAULS LUTHERAN AGED CARE VILLAGE – CABOOLTURE – 10:30am
  • SAT 21st – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – NOOSA YACHT CLUB – PRIVATE FUNCTION – NOOSA – 7:30pm

NOVEMBER

  • TUES 7th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – PENINSULAR VILLAGE – UMINA BEACH – MELBOURNE CUP
  • WED 8th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – OPAL BERKELEY VILLAGE – BERKELEY VALE – 10:30

DECEMBER

  • SAT 9th –  ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – SUNNY’S @ MOFFAT – MOFFAT BEACH – 6:30-8:30pm
  • THURS 14th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – ST PAULS LUTHERAN AGED CARE VILLAGE – CABOOLTURE – 10:30am
  • WED 20th – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – OPAL GLENMERE – WADALBA – 2pm
  • SAT 23rd – ‘KERRIE SOLO’ – SUNNY’S @ MOFFAT – MOFFAT BEACH – 6:30-8:30pm

 

 

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Information and images courtesy of  http://www.kerriegarside.com.au

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CENTRAL COAST UKULELE FESTIVAL 2017


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Information and image courtesy of https://mirrabookaband.wordpress.com/

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“Coastal Elements” exhibition from The Makers Studio


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Coastal Elements will be open for public viewing from 5th September to 15th October . 15 members of The Makers Studio Inc present prints, paintings, textiles and sculptures which reflect their interpretation of Coastal Elements at Kooindah Waters, Wyong. Open 7 days a week during business hours for viewing and sales.

 

Information and image courtesy of Therese Wilkins

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