27 Jun 2023
Ian Hanger Recital Hall, QCGU
1 hour
(no interval, subject to change without notice)

Available Discounts


MONO heads offsite to the Queensland Conservatorium in Southbank to team up with CARI (Creative Arts Research Institute) for a special evening of outer orbit rhythm and prepared piano exploration.  

As Spill German pianist, Meredith Maloney, and Australian drummer, Tony Buck, have created a dynamic and freely experimental platform for improvisation. Maloney’s work, inside the piano, is equal parts exploratory and reflexive. Her approaches, both in solo and group situations suggest an unerring sense of curiosity that results in an approach to her chosen instrument that is profoundly personal. The same can be said of Tony Buck, who many will recognise for his long standing work with the iconic trio The Necks. As a soloist, Buck creates rhythmic environments that shatter notions of tempo, instead favouring a multifarious sensing of time and repetition. 

Joining them is Vanessa Tomlinson whose work as a composer and percussionist needs little introduction. On her album The Space Between, she collected her work for concert bass drum and gong, showcasing her capacity for a complex sense of pulse and rhythmic deepening. For MONO she pushes further into these terrains, drawing on an expanded palette of sounds to create a divergent examination of pulse, timbre and temporality. 

Presented by Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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