UPCOMING CONCERTS & EVENTS...
Its on again the Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues fest and I am so happy to be playing with Jamiah Jade [JJ] once again as she takes the main stage Sunday Sept 18. JJ has a poiwerhouse voice and a great set - if you are up in the Noosa Hinterland come along and have a great weekend of music, multicultural foods and much more!
Over the coming weeks I am working with Vulcana and Sylph circus and students at Milpara School in Brisbane playing music live and improvised on Handpan and various other instruments. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone and seeing what we can create. Performances will be in Brisbane in September and Maleny in October
The Maleny Music Festival is back ! This year I am playing with the fabulous singer JJ for Sing for Change on the main stage [Bunya] Songs in the Sing for Change section of the program which is all about promotion of inclusion, care and respect. Lots of other great acts on so come an support the 6th year of the Maleny Music Festival.
Our gig times:
Saturday Sept 2nd 11 am Bunya Main Stage
Saturday Sept 2nd 64t5pm Main Outdoor Tent
I am accompanying JJ with our two songs: PAY IT FORWARD and ROUGH DIAMOND and of course we'll play some completely improvised music on the spot !
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of Food, Music and Drinks with Maleny Music Festival and Woodford Tickets as prizes.
Open from 6pm to 10pm
Monies raised go towards social projects run by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre based on RESPECT.
July 14 2017, 9-11 am
Velothon Sunshine Coast
Performing Hang for the 3 day cycling tour as it passes through Montville. Come along and support the riders and have some fun!
Location: Montville Main Street, Montville, Queensland
JULY 8 2017 5-11pm
OBI ART PRIZE Exhibition
The Obi Art Prize is the flagship initiative of the Obi Art Project initiated by the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre. The art prize focuses RESPECT on various social issues.
This year I am accompanying JJ as she performs Carpet of Respect , the song has been entered into this years competition 'Sing For Change' and is aimed at raising awareness for refugees. Come along and support this wonderful event.
Venue - Maleny Community Center 8th July to 9th July. Then moved to new venues.
The Obi Art Prize exhibition will showcase the 40 finalists of the Obi Art Prize with an opportunity to purchase some of these amazing works.
Artists for 2017 were asked to create works that positively show what Respect looks like based around any one of the following issues.
- Domestic Violence
- Indigenous Healing
- LGBTI communities
- And/or Refugees
www.obiartprize.com for more information
Guest artists will be visiting the exhibition and attending the OBI ART PRIZE DINNER - An intimate "Painted Tie" (More fun than a Black Tie One) event on the Friday night.
CONNECTED for Choir and Handpan
The premier of CONNECTED is set for Maleny 2017 with the wonderful Sweet Chilli Choir.
Led by Stephanie Arlidge, Sweet Chilli are an 18 member woman's vocal ensemble . They are well known across the Hinterland for their captivating and moving performances. They are a choir known for performing works that reflect their values of support, peace, justice, earth and cultural diversity.
I am accompanying Sweet Chilli on a Zen Handpan and Bali Steel Pan. The combination of vocals and handpan creates a unique sound experience so if you are in the hinterland area, come along and see and hear something different!
Dates to TBA 2017
This year I am accompanying the wonderfully talented JJ on the keyboard as she sings a variety of songs at the Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival. Jamia Jade has a beautiful voice and brings great maturity and feeling into her music. She is a wonderful performer that can improvise with soul ! Come along on Sunday September 18th and discover what this young singer is all about.
physical theatre, one performer & one musician
7pm Sat Sept 10& 7pm Sun Sept 11 2016 at Maleny Indoor Activity Centre
“Where is my heart?” she asks, released at last from her frozen slumber. She melts through memories in search of that vital missing part… but will she be tempted to remain fragmented? or has she the courage to make herself whole?
Performer Cindy Schwenn presents a darkish fairytale based upon her personal story told through physical theatre, circus aerials, dance and spoken word with original live music by Sue Moxon.
“She Melts” is created by Cindy Schwenn with Sue Moxon and Celia White. All music is composed by Sue Moxon. Creative support was received from Anna Yen and other talented women within the Brisbane circus community.
You can follow the creative development of ‘She Melts’ on Cindy’s blog page.
Cindy Schwenn is an artist of many creative disciplines including circus, dance, physical theatre, storytelling and visual art. Essentially a storyteller at heart, Cindy’s work is inspired by the fierce and wise old versions of fairytales found in books such as “Women Who Run with the Wolvcs” by Clarisa Pinkola Estes. Cindy also runs Sylph Circus, a youth circus performance group and training centre for young people in Maleny, Queensland Australia.
Sue Moxon is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher who has been inspired and influenced by a rich variety of experiences that have collectively shaped her style giving it depth, energy and diversity. Common themes often found in her work are of regeneration, renewal and growth through transformation. Sue performs on a wide variety of instruments, many of them unique such as Hang, Handpan, Khean, Kalimba, Native American Flute, Piano, Cello and Guitar allowing her to create unique and atmospheric soundscape experiences that resonate deeply with audiences and provide depth and inspiration to visual and artistic projects.
The Fifth Annual
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Another great weekend of Music in Maleny.
Come along for a great time and
Support the artists.
This year I'll be playing keys with the QWERTY GIRLS - it will be a great gig with some fantastic original music and a few classic covers.
If you are around the Sunshine Coast on June 18th come up to Maleny and support this wonderful film that has so much to say. Be part of Refugee Week and give support. I will be playing music before and after the screening alongside Aleathea Monsour who has worked with the refugees in choirs and has many wonderful stories and experiences to share.
The HINTERLAND BRIDAL EXPO is here and I am lucky enough to be playing a variety of music on
piano, hang, kalimba, native American flute and cello at Victoria's Chapel in North Maleny!
If you haven't seen this venue then come along January 9&10 and see for yourself how beautiful it really is.
WEDDING BOOKINGS ...if you are wanting me to play at your wedding ceremony use the form and leave details of your date
398.2 FAIRY TALES & OTHER HIDEOUTS
Playing for Sylph Circus Troupe is always such a joy and their latest production 398.2 is going to be fantastic ...with a huge cast of very talented performers under the direction of Cindy Schwenn it promises to be a great show! I'll be playing Keyboard, Tongue drums, Zen Handpan, and Sensula for the very talented performers! If you are in Maleny Nov 7 or 8 come along!
We’d love to invite you to our next big student show coming soon with special guests Jeff Turpin as narrator and Sue Moxon playing live music! See our Events page for more info and bookings.
If you are in Brisbane on Oct 3 then come along to Eternity - a beautiful and enchanting dance and performance evening - there will be a lot of different acts and its for a good cause! I'll be performing with Cindy Schwinn as we present an extract from her new work SHE MELTS ... if you are keen to see what Cindy has been up to then come and take a look. I'll be playing Keyboards and Tongue Drum along with Kalimba on the night.
Why don’t we remember the future like we do the past”
An extraordinary dance & performance art showcase exploring the perception, functions and facets of time.
Fusion bellydance :: Contemporary :: Physical Theater :: Aerial Performance :: Live Music :: Experimental works :: and much more…
PERFORMING AN EXERT FROM CINDY SCHWENNS SOLO SHOW SHE MELTS PLAYING KALIMBA, KEYBOARD AND ZENKO TONGUE DRUM
2015 MALENY MUSIC WEEKEND
The Maleny Music Festival is on again and this year I lucky enough to be playing with 3 very different, diverse and unique groups over the weekend... Shanasheel Arabic Ensemble, who perform incredible middle eastern music, Qwerty Girls: a duo who write original thought provoking music for plays, stage and live performances and Sylph Circus Performance Troupe who are performing their show "Limbo: A refugee Story" that highlights the plight of refugees attempting to come to Australia - a very moving and special show indeed.
I've so enjoyed rehearsing with all these wonderful people and each group has a great performance lined up. I am so lucky to be able to play a variety of instruments and diverse styles of music, so if you are in Maleny at the end of August come along and enjoy ! [Details below]
PERFORMING CELLO WITH
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL: SATURDAY 29TH 7.10PM
PLAYING FOR SYLPH CIRCUS IN
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL: SATURDAY SATURDAY 29th 4:30PM
PLAYING CELLO WITH
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 28th 8.40pm
OBI OBI GREEN
THE SYLPH CIRCUS PRODUCTION OF
LIMBO: A REFUGEE STORY
Limbo A refugee story is being performed once again ...this time at the Women Outfront Night in Maleny. This is a deeply moving, inspiring and thought provoking piece about the plight of refugees seeking asylum in Australia. I feel privileged to be providing the music for this event. The scope of the work calls for a rich musical tapestry so I'll be playing a wide variety of instruments including the Native American Flute, Hang, Cello, Cajon, Snare, Bali Steel Pan etc. Come along and support a wonderful event. Proceeds go to refugee organisations.
The show will feature nine talented young people presenting a story about refugees told in circus aerials, juggling, acro and physical theater. Set to live music by musicians Sue Moxon and Aleathia Monsour with lyrics by refugee people, this show promises to be a touching and inspiring event for young and old.
PEACE TOGETHER -
PERFORMANCES of INCLUsion
MALENY COMMUNITY HALL
A fire & circus, passion & flow arts festival
I am so lucky to be involved with playing music for Limbo a refugee Story. This production by Sylph Circus is an amazing piece of circus theater that moves audiences deeply. I am playing music for these wonderful performers live and 'in the moment' - the improvisations reflect the feelings and depth of the performers energy on stage and I feel very lucky to be able to contribute to this work.
LIMBO: A REFUGEE STORY
Sylph Circus Performance Troupe will be presenting their feature show for 2014 – Limbo: A Refugee Story at the Objectify Circus and Fire Festival at Conondale (near Maleny) on the evening of Saturday December 6th. The show will feature nine talented young people presenting a story about refugees told in circus aerials, juggling, acro and physical theatre. Set to live music by musicians Sue Moxon and Aleathia Monsour with lyrics by refugee people, this show promises to be a touching and inspiring event for young and old. http://objectify.net.au/ For more details about Sylph Circus and Limbo http://sylphcircus.com/blog/
MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL
AUGUST FRIDAY 29TH, SATURDAY 30TH, & SUNDAY 31ST 2014
IT'S ON AGAIN ..... THE MALENY MUSIC FESTIVAL
THIS YEAR I AM PLAYING WITH JACINTA & THE SIGNIFICANT OTHERS ON THE PLATYPUS STAGE ON SATERDAY ARVO 2PM.COME ALONG AND HEAR SOME OF JACINTAS SONGS. I'LL BE PLAYING CELLO AND BALI STEEL PAN AND ON STAGE WILL BE SOME OTHER WONDERFUL MUSICIANS INCLUDING
Tunji Beier - percussion, Tom Richter - slide guitar,
Linsey Pollak - Original instruments,
Steve Ewart - Trombone, Steven John - Tuba
Steve Mcleish - Sax, Peter Morris - Tenor Horn
& THE SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
2nd Only to Silence
MALENY RSL HALL
Tunji Beier - percussion
Tom Richter - slide guitar
Sue Moxon - cello and Bali Steel Pan
Linsey Pollak - Original instruments
Steve Ewart - Trombone
Steven John - Tuba
Steve Mcleish - Sax
Peter Morris - Tenor Horn