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SOUND/IMAGE FESTIVAL

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Bathway Theatre, University of Greenwich, London

The SOUND/IMAGE audiovisual festival brings together international artists and experts exploring the relationship between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves. The festival delivers a rich programme of complementary talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts, and performances – bringing together composers, filmmakers, electronic musicians, live visual performers, researchers from all over the world to stimulate discussion, debate and engage diverse perspectives and new insights on sound and audiovisual practice. Selected as one of the performed works is 'Bundanon' by Anthony Lyons - a fixed media, multi-channel spatialised sound work. The work was written as a reflection on the land and spirit of the location Bundanon on the Shoalhaven river, NSW, Australia.

A performance, collaboration and talk at (CMRC) Contemporary Music Research Centre, Athens Conservatoire, Greece. Really looking forward to playing with Schema Musicalis (Stelios Giannoulakis) on the Synthi 100, as well as playing the buchla easel and talking about my practice. This Wednesday at 7pm, Athens Greece.

‘’Timeless Light’’ is a symposium and exhibition of new works investigating the Nature of the Light. It is a challenging approach to the phenomenon of Light in multiple ways through Arts, Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, Technology. Monumental thoughts, scientific axioms, wisdom through the ages and innovation are the inspiration to the creative and enquiring artists of 'Timeless Light'. The exhibiiton includes the audiovisual work 'Light Ripples' by Anthony Lyons.

28 ,29, 30 September 2023 at the Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia.

Participant artists: Juan Lesta, Anthony Lyons, Lisa Pettibone, Judith Röder, Laura Santamaria, Elena Vertikova,Tobias Zimmer, Sophie Kagadis, Kurtis Lesick, Tsu Ou-Yang, Yana Chebotova.

‘’Timeless Light’’ is a symposium and exhibition of new works investigating the Nature of the Light. It is a challenging approach to the phenomenon of Light in multiple ways through Arts, Sciences, Philosophy, Religion, Technology. Monumental thoughts, scientific axioms, wisdom through the ages and innovation are the inspiration to the creative and enquiring artists of 'Timeless Light'. The exhibiiton includes the audiovisual work 'Light Ripples' by Anthony Lyons.

28 ,29, 30 September 2023 at the Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia.

Participant artists: Juan Lesta, Anthony Lyons, Lisa Pettibone, Judith Röder, Laura Santamaria, Elena Vertikova,Tobias Zimmer, Sophie Kagadis, Kurtis Lesick, Tsu Ou-Yang, Yana Chebotova.

Casting Light Projecting Ripples

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Ionion Centre for Arts and Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece

An audiovisual installation work by Australian composer/artist Anthony Lyons that is inspired by the light, foliage, rock and mirrored blue waters of Zervati Cave. Through a process of bio-mapping and re-imagination of the sounds, plant data, light and wave patterns of Zervati as they resonate onto and off the cave walls, this work captures moments of suspended beauty, emergent patterns and rhythmic processes through the interplay of light, shadow and sound.

'Casting Light Projecting Ripples' is an immersive installation integrating field-recordings, synthesis, plant sensors, and video. The work aspires to unveil fresh perspectives and direct attention toward UNESCO GeoPark sites — extraordinary realms of ecological significance and rare beauty.

(This Project is supported by the Australian Government's Arts and Cultural Development Program, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria)

Casting Light Projecting Ripples

(AEST, UTC+10) (AEST, UTC+10)

Ionion Centre for Arts and Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece

An audiovisual installation work by Australian composer/artist Anthony Lyons that is inspired by the light, foliage, rock and mirrored blue waters of Zervati Cave. Through a process of bio-mapping and re-imagination of the sounds, plant data, light and wave patterns of Zervati as they resonate onto and off the cave walls, this work captures moments of suspended beauty, emergent patterns and rhythmic processes through the interplay of light, shadow and sound.

'Casting Light Projecting Ripples' is an immersive installation integrating field-recordings, synthesis, plant sensors, and video. The work aspires to unveil fresh perspectives and direct attention toward UNESCO GeoPark sites — extraordinary realms of ecological significance and rare beauty.

(This Project is supported by the Australian Government's Arts and Cultural Development Program, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria)

Multidisciplinary Collaboration with Aviva Endean & Anthony Lyons

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Emporium Creative Hub, Bendigo

Aviva Endean and Anthony Lyons are two accomplished multidiscipline creatives who live local while achieving big things on an international level and both have cross-platform collaboration as a key feature of their careers. Collaboration may be something you already undertake, or perhaps it’s high up on your to-do list of processes to engage with and this presentation Aviva and Anthony will light a definite spark in your collaborative fire. Explore why collaboration, particularly those outside of your existing artforms or current ecosystems, is such an area for opportunity. Through Aviva and Anthony’s own rich examples and reflections you will uncover why you might want to collaborate across art forms, how you might approach or instigate collaboration and the different models for funding, presenting and building upon these creative opportunities.

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

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Treasury Theatre, Treasury Theatre Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Screening at the 2023 Melbourne International Animation Festival is a collaborative audiovisual work called 'Remote Connections' that animator Paul Fletcher and Anthony Lyons did during the long lockdown periods of Covid. Generated from real-time improvisation over the internet, 'Remote Connections' captures a sense of the late night connections between sound, vision and spirit we sought across weekly meet-ups. Featuring buchla music easel and modular sounds, with Paul's exsquisite abstact animation, you can catch 'Remote Connections' as part of the Melbourner International Animation Festival where it is being shown as part of the Australian showcase, surveying "the incredible artistry and skill of Australian animators."

https://miaf.net/miaf-2023

Five composers from the Interactive Composition department at the University of Melbourne present new works exploring eight speaker multichannel audio. Featuring PhD candidates and staff members, these works explore the possibilities of spatialised sound through lenses including sonification, visual media, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The works investigate themes of climate change, AI, environmental connections, trauma, technology, scientific approaches as creative tools, and movement as sound. Artists

Cayn Borthwick, composer

Paul Fletcher, visual artist/animator

Patrick Hortano, composer

Monica Lim, composer and performer

Anthony Lyons, composer

Sophie Rose, composer and performer

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RECENT EVENTS

9-12 Nov (2023) - SOUND/IMAGE Festival - Performance of ‘Bundanon’ at the Sound/Image Festival, Bathway Theatre, London.

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11 Oct (2023) - Contemporary Music Research Centre @ Athens Conservatoire - Performance Buchla Easel & Synthi 100, talk and collaboration. Athens, Greece.

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28 - 30 Sept (2023) - Timeless Light - Group exhibition at the the Ionion Center for the Arts & Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece.

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8 - 10 Sept (2023) - Casting Light Projecting Ripples - Audiovisual Installation exhibition at the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture, Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece.

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8 Sept (2023) - Home - the Art of Listening - permanent sound installation, GEO Park, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece.

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26 August (2023) - Au Revoir Hands - perform at La Signora Hotel, Kefalonia, Greece.

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12th July (2023) - Conflux Bite Size - Multidisciplinary collaboration with Aviva Endean & Anthony Lyons, Emporium Creative Hub Bendigo.

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7th May (2023) - Melbourne International Animation Festival. Screening of Remote Connections. Treasury Theatre, Melbourne.

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14th April (2023) - Au Revoir Hands Live at the Melbourne Recital Centre video concert released by the Melbourne Recital Centre. Available at the Melbourne Recital Centre's YouTube channel.

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15th March (2023) - Octophonic Concert - New Music Studio, at the Hanson Dyer Hall, Melbourne.

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9th - 10th September (2022) - AudioVisual Garden installation for Conflux Bendigo Festival - a large collaborative sound and light work with Paul Fletcher.

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5th August (2022) - Au Revoir Hands perform Hemispheres, at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon.

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17th March (2022) - Album launch - Au Revoir Hands, The Toff, Melbourne.

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28th January (2022) - Publication in The Grainger Journal, vol 17, no 2                         (Dr Anthony Lyons, Dr Heather Gaunt, A/Prof Rochus Hinkel)

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9th - 10th November (2021) - ASRA Australasian Sound Recordings Association Conference. Presentation on the Living Instruments Project.

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5th-6th November (2021) - Australian Voices - Performance of The Last Chocolate Factory, Concert at Chisholm St, Ballarat.

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12th - 22nd May (2021) - Mara Korper - Theatre Works, St. Kilda, Melbourne.

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29th April (2021) - Living Instruments: preserving old and rare instruments by creating their digital twins - A presentation for Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Connect Hub, Science Gallery.

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27th February (2021) - Coming Home - Audiovisual performance at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine.

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2nd December (2020) - MPavilion performance - Isolation Improvisation Collective

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16th November (2020) - Telematic Music - Isolation Improvisation Collective (IIC) album & book release. Available through 'Nice Music' here.

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3-5 Sept. (2020) - International Conference on the Inclusive Museum - Presentation 'Composing the Museum', Lisbon, Portugal - delivered virtually.

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10th July (2020) - StayHomeSounds Remixing the global lockdown - Album release w/ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK. Get album here

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2nd June (2020) - Make it up Club w/ Islolation Improvisation Collective, Online Concert #11

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9th November (2019) - Mara KORPER @ La Mamma Courthouse, Carlton, Melbourne.

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 26th September (2019) - Turning Circles, performance with Syzygy Ensemble, @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne.

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15th August (2019) - Home is Inside Us, West Projections Festival, Performance @ Kindred Studios, Melbourne.

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1st August (2019) - Fabric Culture exhibition performance @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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1st July (2019) - Space is the Place project launch @ Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK.

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16th-23rd June (2019) - New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival & International Computer Music Conference - Audiovisual Installation work 'Complementary Halves' shown at NYU, New York City, United States.

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9th May (2019) - How it Plays: Innovations in Percussion - exhibition opening. Exhibition continues at the Grainger Museum until Dec. 2019, Melbourne, Australia.

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27th November (2018) - Porto/Post/Doc Film & Media Festival screenings of the audiovisual work Dreams of Plants (Lyons/Fletcher), Porto Planetarium, Porto, Portugal.

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26th November (2018) - Sounding Nature - launch of Cities and Memory project of recorded and re-imagined sounds of the natural world including Traces, Patterns, Calls (A.Lyons). Oxford, UK.

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14th November (2018) - IMPA TV - Anthony Lyons & Emily Williams - Live at Islington Mill Attic video recording released. Watch here.

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26th September (2018) iMPA TV - live video performance Anthony Lyons and Emily Williams, Manchester, UK.

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10th September (2018) iC Sing on the Cake - new work & performance, buchla easel and electronics, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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9th September (2018) Monuments - synth performance with the New Music Studio, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne.

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5th July (2018) Narratives of Climate Change Short Film Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia.

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4th July (2018) Jibber Jabber Sound Club, CASPA Castlemaine - performance on Buchla Music Easel.

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24th May (2018) 12th FullDome Festival, Zeiss-Planetarium, Jenna, Germany.

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16th May (2018) Synthi 100 Live - globally streamed performance on the EMS Synthi 100, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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10th May (2018) Pagan Dances - with Syzygy Ensemble - Melbourne Recital Centre.

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28th April (2018) Small and Loud - The Channel, The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

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1st-6th Dec. (2017) Matera Intermedia Festival - audiovisual, electroacoustic and digital arts festival, Matera, Italy.

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29th Nov. (2017) Abstract Heterotopias - Melbourne Planetarium, Spotswood.

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10th-12th Nov. (2017) Sound-Image Colloquium: Exploring Audiovisual Practice, University of Greenwich, London.

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28th Oct. (2017) Resonating Spaces: Rarotonga Reimagined - performance and installation at Punanga Nui, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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7th Oct. (2017) Node 0: Lounge Beats - performance event at Grant Street Theatre, Melbourne.

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7th & 8th September (2017) Reconfiguring Orpheus - performance at the Meat Market, North Melbourne.

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18th August (2017) Sound and Image of Future Landscape - An installation exhibition, opening at the On-Air Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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17th August (2017) Sound, Design and Animation - a talk given at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

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2nd August (2017) Synthi 100 - In Concert, performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank, Melbourne.

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27th July (2017) Percy Grainger: Freedom as_, with Liquid Architecture, sound sculpture installation @ Grainger Museum, Melbourne.

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9th June (2017) Sounding Out Love: Art of Emotion - published in the Australian Research Council's Blog for the Histories of Emotion.

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27th May (2017) Love Remixed - Grant Street Theatre, Southbank, Melbourne

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30th April (2017) Elbow Room Concert - Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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26th April (2017) Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love. Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne.

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8th March (2017) Sacred Spaces Album Launch. Album available here

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13th February (2017) Sacred Spaces Project Launch @ Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

http://citiesandmemory.com/sacredspaces/

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14th September (2016) CO+LAB performance @ Revolver Upstairs, Prahran.

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9th June (2016) CHE blog: 'An Engagement with the Emotional Life of Objects exhibition', published here.

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26th May (2016) Node 0: The Beats Project, performance @ Lionel's Lounge / Grant Street Theatre, Southbank.

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11-14 May (2016) The Emotional Life of Objects, exhibition & new audio works. George Paton Gallery. Melbourne.

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30th April (2016) Resonance FM 104.4 (UK) broadcast of the Prison Songs project. London.

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25th April (2016) Prison Songs launch with Cities and Memory. Oxford, UK.

www.citiesandmemory.com/projects/prisonsongs/

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28th Feb. (2016) Move Records CD Launch, with Michael Kieran Harvey. Eaglemont, Melbourne.

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5th Feb. (2016) Cities and Memory: Dada Sounds launch. Oxford, UK.

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23-24th Jan. (2016) Tilde New Music Festival - performance and installation, Arts Centre, Testing Grounds, AIM, Melbourne.

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21st Nov. (2015) Elbow Room Concert, Wesley Anne, Melbourne.

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17th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Electroacoustic Concert, Ravel Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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17th Oct. (2015) Punanga Nui Market installation & performance. Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

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16th Oct. (2015) Zèppelin Festival. Exposició Sonora, Theatre Hall - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

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25th July (2015) Melbourne Composers Concert Series, Victorian Flute Guild, MLC, Kew.

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22nd May (2015) Node Zero (0.1) Concert, The HUB, VCA, University of Melbourne.

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12th April (2015) Elbow Room Concert, MCL, Montslavat.

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20th March (2015) DDCA Symposium. The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research. Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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24th Jan. (2015) Tilde New Music Festival.

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16th Nov. Songs from my Suitcase. Kew Court House concert.

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2nd Nov. Bleedthrough Concert. Oratory, Abbotsford.

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17th Oct. NODE Zero concert, Southbank, Melbourne

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9th-11th July. ACMC 60x60 Concert. VCA Federation Hall, Melbourne.

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17th Nov.  4ZZZ Brisbane. Broadcast of Amy Tinderbox's radio piece exploring collaborative processes behind the Pure Poetry Project

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9th Nov. Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC. Pure Poetry Project concert

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13th Oct. osh10 CD launch at the Empress, Melbourne

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12th Aug. Performance of Trace Elements I-II for piano/electronics with Michael Kieran Harvey at the State Theatre Centre, Perth, WA (ICMC/Totally Huge New Music Festival)

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28th Feb. Tinderbox Radio - live to air Ballarat

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24th Jan. Strings recording with osh10 at Atlantis Sound

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1-8 Dec. Bach/Lyons recording, Copenhagen, Denmark

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29 Nov. Performance of solo cello works at the Malaysian Composers Concert Series, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia

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8-30 Nov. Residency at La Muse, Labastide, France

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30 Sept. Astra Spring Piano Series, Concert #1, Fitzroy, Melbourne

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6-17 Sept. Japan Tour

 

7th Sept. Headpower, Shinjuku, Tokyo

8th Sept. Waver, Nishi-Ogikubo, Tokyo

9th Sept. Fushimi, Nagoya

12th Sept. Urbanguild, Kyoto

13th Sept. Vi-code, Osaka

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19-23 July. W.A Tour with osh10

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29 March. Atlantis Studios. String Quartet recording

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23-27 Feb. Lifschitz/Lyons piano recording

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16th Jan. Featured composer on the the 'Australian Sounds' program on Radio 3MBS FM

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26th Sept. The Bach/Lyons Project perform @ Literaturhaus, Copenhagen

Compositions and collaborations between Anthony Lyons and Anders Bach were performed beautifully by the musicians of the Bach/Lyons Project at Literaturhaus, Copenhagen - a very special evening!

 

 

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19th Sept. @ Melbourne Recital Centre new work for orchestra premiered

The premiere of Quelques Cercles for orchestra went really well at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Conductor Michael Thomas did a great job preparing the orchestra for the night which also included works by Bartok and de Falla.

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Lifschitz/Lyons – is a performer/composer collaboration project set-up between pianist Sonya Lifschitz and composer Anthony Lyons. Holding the belief that collaborative interaction both informs and enriches their performance and composition practices, Lifschitz/Lyons explore the making of new work for piano, prepared piano, and electronics. In 2012, they were part of the ASTRA Concert series in Melbourne, with their work featured at the Eleventh Hour Theatre, in Fitzroy, Melbourne.

 

Video: Recording and trying out some prepared piano sketches with pianist Sonya Lifschitz. A friend popped around for a cup of tea while we were doing this, picked up the camera, and caught us in action. The sketch here is a little two minute palindromic idea.