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LIVE SHOW: Friday 17 November | 7-10pm
ENTRY: $15 (three sets)

MADE NOW MUSIC presents Solos: a label and double album launch featuring performances by Brisbane composer-performers Andrew Ball and Brodie Mcallister.

Andrew Ball is an Australian saxophonist and composer. He is currently tenor saxophonist and resident composer with Barega Saxophone Quartet, His Merry Men, and Bullhorn brass band. Andrew has been featured soloist with Divertimenti strings performing Bennett’s Concerto for Stan Getz, and with the Queensland Wind Orchestra performing the Maslanka Concerto for Saxophone Quartet, as well as Williams’ Catch Me If You Can. 

He has recently completed large-scale commissions for ensembles including The Australia Ensemble, Hourglass Ensemble, Collusion, Australian Saxophone Orchestra, and Queensland Youth Orchestras. His playing and composition is featured on two full-length albums of new Australian music by Barega SQ, and a new album of extended and prepared solo saxophone titled Forbidden Languages.

Internationally, Andrew has premiered compositions in France, Scotland, Italy and Greece, including at the WSCXVI 2012, and SaxOpen 2015. With a uniquely kinetic, intricate and colourful compositional voice, Andrew draws inspiration from an eclectic variety of contemporary avant-garde, folk, improvised, and electronic musics. His compositional approach consistently extends the capabilities of performers, exploits and reimagines the idiosyncrasies of instruments, and aims to challenge attitudes and ideologies surrounding the limits of context and genre.

Brodie McAllister is an improviser, trombonist, composer, teacher and events organiser from Brisbane, Australia. His artistic practice is concerned with exploring the intersection between improvisation and notation, hyper-extended instrumental techniques, composer-performer collaboration and community connections.

His career highlights include: premieres from Kupka’s Piano, WAYJO and The Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra with performances alongside ELISION, BULLHORN, Clocked Out, Lawrence English (Cruel Optimism) and the stairwell project. 

Brodie contiunes to expand his musical language through his work as a soloist and ongoing collaborations with: Hannah Reardon-Smith, Andrew Ball, Tom Robb, and Eigengrau Brass Trio.

This concert will feature 2 solo sets from Andrew and Brodie followed by a combined duo performance.


Earlier Event: November 10
The Celebration of the Female Form
Later Event: November 24
Miniatures From Afar | Moozhan Kheiri