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Clocked Out with Mary Oliver

October 19, 3:00-5:00pm 

Amsterdam-based violinist Mary Oliver joins Clocked Out for a concert of genre-busting new music and improvisation.

 

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Easter @ The Piano Mill 2019

Easter @ The Piano Mill 2019
Curated by Clocked Out, produced by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe 

This event featured:

The premiere of new compositions for The Piano Mill by Steve Newcomb and Alistair Noble.

Flute, trombone, percussion and vocal performances on the picturesque bush stages led by Jan Baker-Finch, Kristin Berardi, Caleb Colledge, Brodie Mcallister, Jodie Rottle, Vanessa Tomlinson & more.

Multi-media installations by Bloom Collective, Stephen Adams, John Ferguson, Paul Bardini, & Erik Griswold.

Easter @ The Piano Mill 2019 Performances

Sonic Dreams – Harrigans Lane (World Premiere)
Venue: Lagavulin
By Vanessa Tomlinson
Performed by Clocked Out (Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson)

Sunset Inside The Listening Room (World Premiere)
Venue: Limeburners
By Stephen Adams
Human musicians: Hannah Reardon-Smith (piccolo, bass flute), Danielle Bentley (cello), Stephen Adams (flute, ocarina, field recording operation).
Field recording by Stephen Adams, Harrigans Lane, 19 March 2018.
Commissioned by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe for the opening of ‘Limeburners’ at Harrigans Lane.

The Oxbow: Soundwalk
Conceived, Curated and Directed by Vanessa Tomlinson
Assisted by Jan Baker-Finch

Listen Sign Series
Vanessa Tomlinson

Piano at the Borrow Pit
15 minute sets by: Kayleigh Pincott, Catalynne Scott, Stephen Newcomb, Colin Noble, Anna Grinberg

Listening Underwater at the Borrow Pit
Leah Barclay (hydrophone listening stations)

Everything Old is New Again
Sam Pankhurst (drums and analogue sound sources)

Cymbal Line
Caleb Colledge (cymbals)

Language of Trees
Leah Barclay (sound installation)

Improvisation at Wombat Rock
Chloe Kim (drumset)

The Evolution of Crisis At Talisker
Brodie McAllister (trombone & electronics)

200 Poems at the Clearing
Vicki Kelleher

Semaphore Poetry
Poems by Kelleher
Performed by Isabelle Noble and George Griswold

Fabric River
Jan Baker Finch, Joyce To, Vanessa Tomlinson (movement and water bottle/balloon)

Whirling Voice at Split Rock
Kristin Berardi (voice and whirlies)

Nice Cole Dwan
Jodie Rottle
With special guest Cold Dwan, aka Liam Flenady

Fabric Forrest
Renata Buziak

Scatter Kinetic Sound and Light Installation
Venue: The LawnBy John Ferguson, Erik Griswold, Paul Bardini and Danny Dela Bosca

Trailer Drive-by (World Premiere)
Venue: Everywhere
By Caleb Colledge
Performed by Caleb Colledge (drumset) and Kayleigh Pincott (voice) with driver Bruce Wolfe.

Astronaut Aviary Antics (World Premiere)
Venue: The Piano Mill
By Steve Newcomb
Performed by Colin Noble, Alistair Noble, Joyce To, Liam Viney, Anna Grinberg, Alex Ranieri, Erik Griswold, Therese Milanovic, Brieley Cutting, Michael Hannan, Vanessa Tomlinson, Jocelyn Wolfe, Catherine Grant, Steve Newcomb, Catalynne Scott

Tiangong (World Premiere)
Venue: The Piano Mill
By Alistair NoblePerformed by Danielle Bentley (cello) and Colin Noble, Alistair Noble, Joyce To, Liam Viney, Anna Grinberg, Alex Ranieri, Erik Griswold, Therese Milanovic, Brieley Cutting, Michael Hannan, Vanessa Tomlinson, Jocelyn Wolfe, Catherine Grant, Stephen Newcomb, Catalynne Scott

The Hive from All’s grist that comes to the mill
Venue: The Piano Mill
By Erik Griswold
Performed by Colin Noble, Alistair Noble, Joyce To, Liam Viney, Anna Grinberg, Alex Ranieri, Erik Griswold, Therese Milanovic, Brieley Cutting, Michael Hannan, Vanessa Tomlinson, Jocelyn Wolfe, Catherine Grant, Stephen Newcomb, Catalynne Scott

The Finale (World Premiere)
Venue: Everywhere
By Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson
George Griswold (trumpet), Jan Baker Finch and Vanessa Tomlinson (fabric), Colin Noble, Anna Grinberg, Stephen Newcomb, Catalynne Scott, Erik Griswold (melodicas), Liam Viney, Catherine Grant, Michael Hannan (piano), Stephen Adams, Hannah Reardon-Smith, Jodie Rottle (flutes), Brodie McAllister, Beatrice Tomlinson (trombone), Kristin Berardi, Kayleigh Pincott (voice), Caleb Colledge, Chloe Kim, Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion)

The Night Parrot
By Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson
Kristin Berardi (voice), Erik Griswold (melodica), Brodie McAllister (trombone), Chloe Kim, Caleb Colledge, Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion)

Sunset Inside The Listening Room
Stephen Adams

Three human performers join a host of birds on the sonic journey from sunset into darkness in a gully below The Piano Mill at Harrigans Lane.

Sonic Dreams, Lagavulin

In Sonic Dreams, Vanessa Tomlinson asks both performers and audience to imagine the sounds of extinct and critically endangered animals. In some cases the literal sounds of the animal's vocalizations, gestures and habitats are evoked, while in other cases we become involved in a much more poetic imagining of place, history, and loss. By placing the locus of the composition in the internal imaginations of the participants, Tomlinson implicitly invites us to listen to our sonic environment, and to imagine alternative futures.

Each performance of Sonic Dreams is site-specific, and includes animals from the local area of the performance. Sonic Dream, Stanthorpe, was created for Easter at The Piano Mill 2019.

Video by Tangible Media

The Oxbow Introduction
Kayleigh Pincott and Leah Barclay

Leaving Lagavulin concert venue the audience set off on an hour long soundwalk through the bush on the Harrigans Lane property in the Granite Belt district on the QLD/NSW border. After passing through a series of listening "signs" (Imagine the Sound of Megafauna; Imagine the Sound of Trees Listening), they reached the first stop; a recently planted piano at the Borrow Pit, played here by Kayleigh Pincott. At the same location Leah Barclay had setup a listening station "Listening Underwater at the Borrow Pit" using hydrophones to listen in to the underwater environment.

Video by Tangible Media


Opera of Objects, Lagavulin 2018

Opera of Objects, Lagavulin 2018
Cathy Milliken & Clocked Out

An un-necessary object | A hollow object | A red object | A transparent object | A nostalgic object

These become the focal points for musical exploration in this first time collaboration between Berlin-based composer/oboist Cathy Milliken and Clocked Out. With original text by New Zealand-American writer Craig Foltz and wearable sonic art curated by Kristin D'Agostino. Prepared piano, percussion, choreography, computer translation, spatiality, dialogue, scores and improvisation.


Delicious Ironies, Lagavulin 2018

Delicious Ironies, Lagavulin 2018
Clocked Out & Lindsay Vickery

This concert at Lagavulin featured the world premiere of Lindsay Vickery’s Willson’s Downfall. Reuniting for this new collaboration, Erik Griswold (piano), Vanessa Tomlinson (percussion) and Vickery (clarinet and electronics) present a concert exploring new ideas in sound through realtime graphic-based musical scores and site-specific improvisation.

Read more about Willson’s Downfall here.


The Essential Gesture is the Breath, Lagavulin 2018

The Essential Gesture is the Breath, Lagavulin 2018
Jim Denley & Clocked Out

Together with one of Australia’s foremost improvisers, saxophonist, flute and electronic musician Jim Denley, Clocked Out explores hyper-extended techniques and site-inspired improvisation.

This concert also features a set of innovative new compositions from Kupka's Piano.


Easter @ The Piano Mill 2018

Easter @ The Piano Mill 2018

This event featured:
The premieres of three new compositions for the sixteen pianos of The Piano Mill by Louise Denson, Lynette Lancini and Vanessa Tomlinson.

The Camerata String Quartet and composer Erik Griswold, performing the premiere of Hollows out of time, for prepared piano and string quartet, created by Griswold for the stunning new chamber music venue “Lagavulin”.

Flute, trombone, percussion, movement and vocal performances on the picturesque bush stages by Stephen Adams, Jodie Rottle, Brodie Mcallister, Kristin Berardi, Jan Baker-Finch, Vanessa Tomlinson & more.

Artist-in-residence Renata Buziak presents new works in Lagavulin a new collaboration with "Piano Bloom Collective".

Of Stars and Dirt

Performed on the track to Lark at Easter @ The Piano Mill 2018 by Brodie McAllister (trombone), Helen Svoboda (bass), Tristan Rogers (trumpet), Andrew Saragossi (Sax), and Caleb Colledge (percussion).

Music after McCubbin

Featuring Kristin Berardi (voice), Steve Newcomb (piano), Sam Pankhurst (Bass) and Vanessa Tomlinson spinning L.C.Spinner (created by Bruce Wolfe) at the Piano Mill event 2018.  This performance takes place on Dam George at the Harrigans Lane property, Easter Sunday 2018.

Near and Far

Listen to Near and Far by Stephen Adams, Hannah Reardon-Smith, and Merinda Dias-Jayasinhathe; the first of 3 performances on the Suntory Stage for Easter at the Piano Mill 2018.


The Piano Mill Book Launch, Riverbend Books 2018

The Piano Mill Book Launch, Riverbend Books 2018

This new book of photos and essays tells the stories behind The Mill’s creation, with personal insights from the team of people involved in bringing it to life. The collaboration of architect Bruce Wolfe, researcher Jocelyn Wolfe, musicians Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson, The Piano Mill is a nationally awarded building for both music and architecture.

You can purchase the book at Uro Publications.


Easter @ The Piano Mill 2017

Easter @ The Piano Mill 2017

Featuring environmental soundings, experiments in The Piano Mill, and the world premiere of Vibrations in a landscape. A musical composition, kinetic sculpture, and ephemeral environmental artwork all in one, Vibrations places a team of 20 percussionists in an organically unfolding choreography, creating sonic and visual waves across the landscape.

Plus the premiere of two new compositions for The Piano Mill by Michael Hannan & Colin Noble. Kate Neal's new work Never tilt your chair back on two legs, forest performances by Jodie Rottle, Hannah Reardon-Smith, Brodie McAllister & more.

Featuring Caleb Colledge, Anna Kho, Jamee Seeto, Ritchie Daniell, Tim Green, Sam Pankhurst, Louise Devenish, Leah Scholes, Jodie Rottle, Nozomi Omote, Michael Hannan, Steve Newcomb, Colin Noble, Alex Bull, Joyce To, Jason Connor, Michael Funder, Mikaela Thomsen, Grace Kruger, Hannah Pike and more!

Vibrations in a landscape
Clocked Out

Performed by Alex Bull, Anna Kho, Caleb Colledge, Grace Kruger, Hannah Pike, Jamee Seeto, Jason Connor, Jeremy Sandroussi, Joyce To, Leah Scholes, Anna Grinberg, Michael Funder, Mikaela Thomsen, Nozomi Omote, Ritchie Daniell, Sam Pankhurst, Tim Green, Vanessa Tomlinson, and Zach Robinson.


The Piano Mill Launch 2016

The Piano Mill Launch 2016

Culminating on Easter Sunday, 2016, The Piano Mill project came to life when sixteen pianists took to the purpose built structure to make the "instrument" play Erik Griswold's All’s grist that comes to the mill; a piece of music specifically composed for the mill and its sixteen unique pianos.

A teaser from The Piano Mill 2016

Video by Tangible Media

The Whiskey Run

A trip around some of the various performances at Harrigans Lane on a stunningly beautiful Sunday afternoon in the lead up to the first performance of The Piano Mill.

Video by Tangible Media

Ben Marks on trombone at Talisker

Video by Tangible Media