Spike Mason and Sirius Chamber Ensemble Launch ‘FLYING’ CD

Composer and saxophonist Spike Mason

Written by composer and jazz saxophonist Spike Mason, FLYING was inspired by a poem written by the Tasmanian poet Di Adams about someone waking up and realising that they can FLY! Originally from Sydney, now based in Tasmania, Spike composed this work while flying back and forth to work each week in Sydney.

FLYING is a large-scale original composition which combines the broad sound palette of a classical ensemble with the spontaneously created melodic phrases of an improvising jazz musician to create an original work of contrasting sections of both composed and spontaneous music. Each movement portrays the changing landscape that one might see from flying high above.

The Musicians: Spike Mason (saxophones); and Sirius Chamber Ensemble including Ian Sykes (clarinet), Melissa Coleman (flute), Alex Fontaine (oboe), Alison Evans (bassoon), Gareth Lewis (trombone), Vanessa Tammetta (violin), Luke Spicer (viola), Steve Meyer (cello) and Claire Howard Race (piano). Note: Benjamin Burton (piano) will be performing for the CD launch.

Event details: Friday 2nd November, 8.00 pm at The Coote Theatre, Scots College, Bellevue Hill.

Tickets $30 available at the door.


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