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Gene Tree Project Trio // Moving Targets

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5:15pm - Gene Tree Project Trio

Adam Simmons - saxophones/shakuhachi
Gideon Brazil - saxophones/flute
Elissa Goodrich - vibraphone/compositions

Prior performances include: sold out premiere performance at the Melbourne Music Week festival 2016 and performances at New Moon Festival and Paris Cat Jazz Club 2017. These critically acclaimed artists play a selection of music from Elissa Goodrich’s current compositional project: The Gene Tree Project – improvised music inspired by evolutionary science, and from Elissa’s and Clare Shannon’s States of Play – Spanish, Andalusian inspired jazz. The Gene Tree Project music for this trio has come out of an artistic residency with Creative Spaces / Carlton Connect Lab14 and was supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.

‘Beautiful music…their music draws you in closer and closer’ - Julia Lester, ABC FM,
‘spine-tingling music’ - Emma Kathryn, Theatre People Review
‘Strong, forceful jazz-impacted.. and at the opposite end of the rhythmic spectrum, floating languidly’ - John McBeath , The Australian
‘Exquisite calm, torn by spiritual longing. … an ear-opening testimony an exciting new format.’ - John Jenkins, The Australian

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6:15pm - Moving Targets

Claire Cross – bass
Harry Cook – piano
Tom Noonan – saxophone
Tommy Harrison - drums

Delving into the human experiences of stress, pain, loss, love and lust – Claire Cross’s latest compositions explore the fleeting nature of these states and the way they come to shape our choices.

Claire is a bass player, vocalist and composer who completed her Honours Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition at Monash University in 2014. In 2016 she was awarded a grant from Creative Victoria's Music Works program to undertake a mentorship with US-based trumpeter and composer Shane Endsley.