MADE NOW MUSIC presents three duos, working across various acoustic and electronic formats.
Zicla is a project by duo Cao Thanh Lan (Vietnam) – Gregor Siedl (Austria) with electro-acoustic compositions and composed improvisations for prepared zither, clarinet and electronics.
2. Vanessa Tomlinson and John Ferguson
Vanessa Tomlinson is one of Australia's foremost percussionists, active in the fields of solo percussion, contemporary chamber music, improvisation, installation and composition.
John Ferguson is a post-digital/electronic musician based in Brisbane Australia where he is Senior Lecturer and Head of Music Technology at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Prior to this he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Music Department at Brown University (USA), and before that a Lecturer in Music and Creative Music Technologies at Kingston University (UK).
3. Hannah Reardon-Smith and Brodie McAllister
Hannah Reardon-Smith (Australia/Belgium) is flutist and co-artistic director of Australian ensemble Kupka’s Piano. She is heavily involved with the creation of new music by emerging Australian, Asian, American and European composers, and with cross-continental performances and exchanges of these works. In addition, she is a keen improviser and composer, and a founding member of improvisation trio Rogue Three (Brisbane/Melbourne: flutes, trombone, and recorders) and the community improvisation and sonic nuisance collective Musicians for the Sonic Liberation of Brisbane.
Brodie McAllister is an improviser, trombonist, composer, teacher and events organiser from Brisbane, Australia. His artistic practice is concerned with exploring improvisation, hyper-extended instrumental techniques, intensive performer-composer collaboration and community connections.