Sensitive then explosive, Starry Skies captures an electrifying cocktail of chamber music and contemporary jazz.
At the intersection of chamber music and modern jazz, Starry Skies delineates an introspective narrative of existentialism. Through streamlined contours, this contemporary composition captures the interaction, sensitivity and reckless abandon of an emerging group fronted by Australian pianist and composer Jake Amy. Drawing inspiration from Kurt Rosenwinkel’s 'Spirit Kiss' and John Adams’s 'Eros Piano', Starry Skies propels itself from earnest contemplation towards an electrifying resolution.
This work has been supported by Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria.
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- Matthew Sheens
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- Samantha Hafey
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- Julien Wilson
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- Barney McAll
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- Angus Leslie
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