Floating Above the World
Music Event | Jazz & Classic
Featuring Louise King (cello), Kacey Patrick (voice) and Sean Foran (piano)
TIME | 6pm – 10pm
Arrival and art viewing from 6pm
Concert from 7.30pm.
TICKETS | $30
Maximum of 60 guests.
Tea, coffee, cake and light supper will be available to purchase.
Performed in the cathedral-like atrium space of Annette and Guy Lewington’s home, this will be an evening of exquisitely beautiful music performed by three internationally renowned and acclaimed musicians. All formidable improvisors in their own fields of classical and jazz performance, Louise King (cello), Kacey Patrick (voice) and Sean Foran (piano) will premiere a unique collaboration for this very special event.
Their performance will include both classic and jazz repertoire and will marry original material with improvised works inspired by the art of Maki Horanai. It will be a concert of hope; transcendent, reverent and uplifting. A concert to connect the heart and soul and one which explores the subtlety of human experience through the intimacy and vulnerability of music.
LOUISE KING (cello) | www.cellodreaming.com.au
Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer.
Louise has won prestigious scholarships, solo prizes and several international chamber music competitions and now performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.
As Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, produces and presents community and professional concerts, workshops, collaborative performance projects, mentors emerging young musicians, and is Music Director for the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School and tutors for the Australian and Queensland Youth Orchestras.
KACEY PATRICK (voice) | www.kaceypatrick.info
Kacey Patrick is a unique and wondrous vocalist, most well known for her work with guitar-vocal performance duo ‘stringmansassy’. With a three octave vocal range, Kacey has evolved her enigmatic sound over a variety of styles, including jazz, folk and world music. Presently based on the Gold Coast (Australia), her 12 year professional career saw her performing at festivals and venues both internationally and throughout Australia. Highlights included participation as a vocalist with the Australian Arts delegation to three World Expos (Hannover 2000, Aichi 2005, Shanghai 2010).
After a five year hiatus to raise her family, Kacey returned to the stage in 2011, invited to perform a specially commissioned work for the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music. Composer Ann Carr Boyd wrote the work ‘Tyalgum Dawn’ for Kacey and the chamber ensemble the Camerata of St John’s. Kacey’s lyrics and text were also used for the composition. She returned to the stage in 2012, performing in the return season of Brisbane Cabaret institution Women In Voice and Women In Voice On Tour. She also pursued her passion for world music with acclaimed ensembles The Saruzu Quartet, FIJ (Flamenco Indo Jazz) and Dva (Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier). Most recently she contributed her remarkable vocal skill to the world premiere of Linsey Pollak’s new work “The Dream of Zedkat Nabu” for the 2012/13 Woodford Folk Festival.
When not performing, Kacey works in event production and performing arts education. She is passionate about encouring young students to engage with the performing arts and she writes, directs and produces primary school musicals.
SEAN FORAN (piano) | www.seanforanmusic.info
Sean graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Major in Jazz Piano. He also holds a graduate certificate in Arts Administration from Queensland University of Technology and a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance with Distinction from the Leeds College of Music UK. In 2009 he was the APRA Professional Development award winner Jazz and is also a British Council Realise your Dream Finalist 2013, and multiple winner of Queensland’s QSong Jazz Award in 2010, 2008 & 2006.
He has been the recipient of the prestigious Brisbane City Councils Lord Mayor’s Artist Fellowship in 2007, which together with funding from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust enabled him to complete his MA with distinction, studying with artists such as John Taylor, Lars Jansson, Tord Gustavsen and Matthew Bourne around Britain and Europe.
He writes and performs in a variety of diverse situations and has performed at: The Tokyo & Kutchan Jazz Festivals Japan, MIDEM Music Conference France, Jazzahead Festival Bremen, Calgary International Jazz Festival Canada, World Expos Aichi and Shanghai, The Queensland Music Festival and Biennial, The Sydney Opera House, The Vortex Jazz Club London, Pizza Express Jazz Club London, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Wangaratta International Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Valley Jazz Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, and toured the UK, China, Argentina and Japan.
Most known for his work with the contemporary music trio TRICHOTOMY (previously Misinterprotato), with this group he has released 5 acclaimed albums on the Jazzhead label (Australia) and Naim Jazz UK. In 2011 the album “The Gentle War” was nominated for the Bell Award for Australian contemporary jazz album of the year and the album “Fact Finding Mission” was nominated for both the AIR and BELL Awards for contemporary album of the year in 2013. Additionally in 2013 TRICHOTOMY was a finalist for the APRA Excellence in Jazz award.
In 2014 with Australia Council for the Arts funding he will collaborate with acclaimed classical ensemble “The Southern Cross Soloists” writing new work. He also tours Australia with Trichotomy and guest Saxophonist Julian Arguelles, and collaborates with chamber groups Collusion and Lunaire Collective. Trichotomy follow this in early 2015 on a project with the QLD Orchestra, featuring new work composed and arranged by Sean.
He maintains a busy schedule in Brisbane in his roles as co-creator & co-director of the publishing company “Prepared Sounds”, lecturer at Jazz Music Institute (JMI) Brisbane & Head of Contemporary Music at JMC Academy Brisbane. A keen educator he has conducted workshops in performance, composition and music business around Australia, the UK, Japan, China and Indonesia.