Kenny Warner, Music’s Artist in Residence in AugustThe Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music was fortunate enough to host the sensational Kenny Werner (USA) in August, as part of the Artist in Residency program.
Werner, an internationally renowned jazz pianist and educator, spent the week rehearsing, recording, and giving workshops and performances with staff and students of the School of Music. According to ...
Finsterer and Grabowsky win in 2014 Art Music AwardsThe winners of the 2014 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards were announced last night at a gala event hosted in Melbourne. We are very excited to let you know that Work of the Year: Instrumental went to Mary Finsterer with her piece Aerea (2013). Aerea was commissioned, performed and recorded by the Monash Art Ensemble and proclaimed by the judges as ‘ambitious and highly engaging’. Finsterer ...
Reflection: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music New York Trip, 2014Each year the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, in collaboration with New York University, offer two units for students to study; Summer Strings and Jazz in New York.
These three-week intensive units are held at New York University and offer students the opportunity to study with world-renowned musicians, actively engage in cutting edge music education, ...
4 Stars for ‘The Monash Sessions’ with Vince JonesA great review of The Monash Sessions with Vince Jones in The Australian last week:
“A JAZZ singer’s longevity can be like a bottle of fine wine, improving with age. For more than 30 years Vince Jones has toured Australia, issued a string of recordings and watched a parade of the nation’s best musicians pass through his band as a staging post ...
Gift to develop the 21st century musicianA gift from Australian barrister, human rights advocate, and author Mr Julian Burnside AO QC has established the Chamber Music Australia Chair of Composition at Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.
The Chamber Music Australia Chair of Composition will encourage talented young composers within the school, and develop new Australian music as well as Australian ...
Music PhD Student Jane Hammond wins research awardJane Hammond has recently been awarded a Monash Postgraduate Publications Award (PPA). With these awards the Monash Institute of Graduate Research “provides support for high-achieving students who, having submitted their thesis, wish to write up some of their research for publication while they await the result of their examination. Stipend support, equivalent to the Australian ...
Django Bates Talks About Music at MonashAs part of the 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Monash Art Ensemble joined UK pianist and composer Django Bates to celebrate the work of bepob pioneer Charlie Parker. Django Bates also worked with students during a workshop at Monash.
This landmark collaboration sees them working with British jazz maverick, pianist, composer, bandleader and educator Django Bates and ...
Monash Students perform alongside Vince Jones at Stonnington Jazz FestivalIn what’s been a pretty busy month for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, students took part in the Stonnington Jazz Festival. Joining renowned musician Vince Jones on stage,
Jones recorded an album as part of his Artist-in-Resident position at Monash last year. The album features guest performances from Australian pianist Sam Keevers and Associate Professor ...
Internationally acclaimed Jazz great Charles Lloyd champions Monash music studentsThe 2014 Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Sir Zelamn Cowen School of Music provided the opportunity for music students to rehearse and perform alongside the Jazz great, Charles Lloyd, among other international Jazz musicians. Below, Lloyd sings praises for the students her performed with.
This inspiring event sees drummer Eric Harland and bassist Reuben Rogers, both ...
Monash at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014The musical talents of Monash University students and staff from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music will be on display at the annual The Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Now in its seventeeth year, this year’s Festival will see the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE – directed by Professor Paul Grabowsky) perform with students and staff (Associate Professor ...
Vince Jones and Monash release new CD at Stonnington Jazz FestivalThe latest collaborative Monash Sessions album will be launched at the Stonnington Jazz Festival this weekend.
The new album sees leading Australian jazz vocalist, Vince Jones join with students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music to record Vince Jones: the Monash Sessions. It is the fourth in the Monash Sessionsseries.
Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Associate Professor Rob ...
The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau IslandsThe Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, in its 50th Anniversary Year, presents: The second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands.
Symposium theme: The Changing Identity and Sustainability of the Music-Cultures and Worldviews of the Riau Islands’ Sedentary Malays and Sea Nomads/ Perubahan Identitas dan Kelanjutan Budaya Musik dan Pandangan Hidup Orang Melayu Tetap ...
Australian Jazz Bell Awards successMonash University music students and staff have been successful at the annual Australian Jazz Bell Awards.
The awards, held last Thursday, saw PhD student Joseph O’Connor (piano) take out the Best Young Jazz Artist. The Monash Art Ensemble (MAE), directed by Professor Paul Grabowsky, won the Best Australian Contemporary ‘Avant-garde’ Jazz Album for their self-titled album.
Joseph was one of ...
Seminars – semester 2 2013The following seminars were held during Semester 2, 2013
1 August, Georg Corall, University of Western AustraliaThe eloquent hautboy: Rhetoric and diction for singers and instrumentalists in the 17th and 18th centuries
8 August, Rob Stove, Monash UniversityWhom the gods love, die young: An introduction to Guillaume Lekeu
15 August, Margaret Kartomi, Monash UniversityHow do the musical arts reflect ...
International jazz legend premieres new work at MonashOne of the world’s leading voices in contemporary jazz will grace the stage at the Monash University Music Auditorium at Clayton this Saturday.
Prolific trumpeter, composer, educator, and two-time Grammy Award nominee Dave Douglas will present the world premiere of his latest work – an untitled composition created specially for the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE) by Mr Douglas himself.
Call for Papers. Street Music: An International ConferenceStreet Music: An International Conference
8-9 December 2014: Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, Australia
Convened by Dr Paul Watt, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University
Confirmed invited speakers:
Professor Bruce Johnson, Macquarie University/University of Turku/University of Glasgow
Professor Carolyn Stevens, Monash University
About the Conference
For centuries, the street has been a site for making music. Itinerant musicians, street-vendors, buskers ...
Dave Douglas @ Monash UniversityDave Douglas and Monash Art Ensemble
Saturday 15 March, 7.30pm
Monash University Music Auditorium, Clayton
World Premiere of new composition by Dave Douglas
Venue: Music Auditorium, Monash University
Cost: $20 / $15
Bookings and enquiries:
http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mapa/events/dave-douglas-andmonash-art-ensemble/ or 03 9905 1111
Prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and two-time Grammy Award nominee Dave Douglas will collaborate with the Monash Art Ensemble on Saturday 15 March at Monash University’s Music Auditorium in ...
Flayed Identities – Thomas ReinerThomas Reiner’s performance project Flayed Identities has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts through the Lake Bolac Eel Festival in the Western District of Victoria.
The project focuses on Indigenous involvement in Australia’s wars, particularly in WW1. The performance of Flayed Identities will take place on Saturday March 22 this year at the yearly Lake Bolac Eel ...
Accolades for classical recording by Monash lecturerA new classical album by Monash University Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Senior Lecturer Dr Kenji Fujimura has made it into the 2013 Musicweb International Recordings of the Year list.
The album, Trio Anima Mundi – Romantic Piano Trios, was selected for the Musicweb list in November last year, and continues to garner favourable reviews from ...
Call for Papers: Conference on Music Literature, Historiography and AestheticsInstitute of Musical Research, University of London, 17–18 July 2014
Dr Paul Watt, Monash University
Dr Sarah Collins, University of New South Wales
Dr Michael Allis, University of Leeds
Keynote Speaker: Dr Delia da Sousa Correa, Open University
‘Fictions about Music: From George Eliot to Janet Frame’
Though the relationship between music and words has occupied a prominent position in ...
Call for Papers: Words about MusicMonash University Law Chambers
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Dr Paul Watt (Monash University)
Dr Sarah Collins (University of New South Wales)
Dr Michael Allis (University Leeds / Monash University):
‘The Diva and the Beast: Susan Strong and the Wagnerism of Aleister Crowley’
About the conference
Since antiquity, music has been a fascinating and problematic topic for philosophers, critics, biographers, novelists, ...
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents: MACHINE MUSICFriday 14 February
Professor Paul Grabowsky Yamaha Disklavier piano (Melbourne)
Yamaha Disklavier (Melbourne – running Voyager software on Mac)Courtney Bryan Yamaha Disklavier (New York)Yamaha Disklavier (New York – running Voyager software on Mac)
Machine Music is a daring project, showcasing the fusion of different musical dimensions, such as cutting-edge computer technologies, improvisatory instrumental practice and experimental sound installations. Several years ...
Music alumni nominated for a Grammy awardRecent Monash Music graduate Simon Mavin has been nominated for a Grammy award as part of the band Melbourne soul band Hiatus Kaiyote for the 56th Grammy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on January 26 – 2014.
The Best R&B Performance nomination for their song, Nakamarra, featuring A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-Tip, marks the first ...
Jazz students make beautiful musicMonash University jazz students have lent their music skills to three new international collaborative albums.
The albums, the first three in theMonash Sessions collection, feature performances by Monash University music students, along with legendary Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal and New York tenor saxophone jazz giant George Garzone.
Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Associate Professor Rob Burke said ...
Monash Art Ensemble – New CD review – 5* The Australian
Monash Art Ensemble (Australian Art Orchestra & Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music)
THIS comprehensive album consists of two complete works composed and conducted by Paul Grabowsky: a 10-part suite of Variations, based on a theme by Marin Marais (16561728) and Tall Tales, a piece in three movements.
A melody by gamba virtuoso Marais, D’un Gout Etranger ...