TUNE IN

TUNE IN on Sunday 27 September for a One Day Kinetic Jazz Event with four bands, starting at 4pm at St Luke's Hall, 11 Stanmore Rd in Enmore. Tickets $30/ $25/ $20 which give you access to all four gigs of the day.

This year Kinetic Energy Theatre Company celebrates 40 years of Creation,  Performance and Cultural Initiatives. Kinetic Jazz is one such initiative, taken in 2010. The Company has had a life-long love affair with Jazz & Improvised Music. Join us at our anniversary season in September, which features our current music-theatre piece "HOME", plus three of our longstanding friends and associate artists: pianist/composer Kevin Hunt (Friday 25), reeds master/ composer Don Reid (Saturday 26) and keyboard master/ composer Roger Dean (Sunday 27).

Here's the TUNE IN program:  

4.00 pm - DIVERGENCE

The Divergence Jazz Orchestra showcases music created by its own members and by other Australian composers. The band is made up of 19 accomplished young Sydney musicians led by Jenna Cave (conductor/composer) & Paul Weber (trombone). At this concert, Divergence will be joined by Australian jazz legend Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet) as guest soloist and will present new arrangements of some of Bukovsky’s classic tunes for Ten Part Invention, plus compositions penned by Divergence members. Divergence players: Trombones - Paul Weber, Brendan Champion, Tim Coggins, Luke Davis. Trumpets - Rob Campbell, Paul Murchison, Luke Stephens, Wil Endicot, Will Gilbert. Reeds - Justin Buckingham, Loretta Palmiero, Dave Reglar, Louis Klassen, Tim Clarkson. Rhythm - Luke Liang, Andrew Scott, Hannah James, James McCaffrey.

5.30 pm - AustraLYSIS Electroband

Formed by Roger Dean in 1970 as the innovative European group LYSIS, AustraLYSIS has played in thirty countries, made more than thirty commercial recordings, and is critically acclaimed as “one of the best improvising bands in the world”. The Electroband repertoire is based around free and process/interaction improvisation and comprovisation, mainly using compositions of Roger Dean, many written in the programming platform MAX/MSP. Novel computer interaction, real-time computational sound processing and generation is used to complement and extend the acoustic instruments (primarily piano, saxophones), and often to form a complete continuum with them. Electroband: Roger Dean (piano, computer); Sandy Evans (saxophones); Greg White (computer).

7.00 pm - THE POLYMORPHIC ORKESTRA

Lee McIver (Trumpet/flugelhorn/laptop/samples/FX), Ed Goyer (Vibraphone/ Mallet Kat/Samples and Ed Rodrigues (Drums/Samples) will take you on a sonic journey. The three musicians interface with each other, their instruments and a battery of technology. With the stage as their shed, they build music using the tools at hand. Traditional and non-traditional instruments meld with sampled spoken word, audio stems, FX in pure improvisation exploring texture, tension, melody, colour and release.

8.30 pm - THE KINETIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Formed in 2011 as a Composers Orchestra, this versatile 18-piece organism has developed a unique body of work with a distinct dynamism and feel, focusing on the creation of original work, and nurturing each member’s individual talents. The Orchestra has established itself as a force majeur in the Sydney music scene. At this concert, several new works will be premiered, along recently launched compositions. All by KJO members. And we welcome two guest composers conducting their own work: Niels Rosendahl, fresh from completing his Masters at North Texas University, has written a new piece specifically for the KJO. And sound master Roger Dean, who has an ongoing relationship with the KJO experimenting with improvisation for large orchestra, will conduct his: 'BiKinetic'.  The KJO players: Reeds - Don Reid, Tim Clarkson, Justin Buckingham, Jason Morphett, Scott Simpkins. Trumpets - Mike Kenny, Chris Ellis, Cam McAllister, Paul Meo. Trombones - Matt O’Brien, Gus Lewis, Nich Polovineo, Lee Tuckwell. Rhythm - Hugh Fraser, Ed Goyer, Jeremy Sawkins, Alex Masso, Wilbur Whitta.

And here's the program for the rest of our 40-year anniversary season:

HOME - music theatre with a punch

September 18 - 20. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6.30pm. Tickets $25/$20/$15

A real look at a surreal world

How to give shape to your hopes and dreams in a world gone mad? The gap between rich and poor is widening. Urban homelessness is increasing at an alarming rate. It's so easy to be pushed down the social ladder. Equal opportunity seems to be more and more like a myth. Set in Sydney, in the now, the play paints a multi-dimensional perspective on the question of homelessness. Stories of defiance and resistance, of pain and pathos, of kindness, vitality and love. Told with much humour, by a host of colourful characters, and placed in a filmic sound-scape, ranging from jazz classics by Bryce Rohde and Gil Evans, to contemporary rap and spoken word poetry. And sprinkled with references to Australian folk song and bits of wisdom gleaned from Shakespeare and Henry Lawson. In true Kinetic Energy style, the play seamlessly interweaves dramatic, poetic and musical textures.

With: Demitra Alexandria, Janaka Biyanwila, Melanie Eden, Jepke Goudsmit, Robert Gray, Graham Jones, Shane Millward, Henriette Tkalec and Forever Tupou. Written & directed by Jepke Goudsmit & Graham Jones. Lights: Sherri Hilario.

ILLUMINATE - images and signature pieces

September 25 & 26 at 8pm. Tickets $25/ $20/ $15.

A selection of excerpts from our body of work, some performed live, others on film, and strung together by stories and images spanning 40 years. Performer/creators Graham Jones & Jepke Goudsmit will be joined live by two long standing associate artists: pianist/composer Kevin Hunt on the Friday, and reeds master/ composer Don Reid on the Saturday. Footage from the archives is curated by Jola & Saha Jones.

Seating is limited for all shows, so we recommend you reserve your tix, at no extra cost, by email or phone at:

kineticenergy@iprimus.com.auor9665 6489

Venue: St Luke’s Hall, 11 Stanmore Road Enmore (opposite 7/11 petrol station. Limited parking on site, so allow time for finding a spot in neighbouring side streets)

Tickets:  $25 full/ $20 low waged & pensioners/ $15 students & children. NB - on 27th: $30/ $25/ $20.

Starting times: Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday 20th at 6.30pm, Sunday 27th at 4pm.

All inquiries: please phone 9665 6489, or email us at kineticenergy@iprimus.com.au

For a comprehensive view of our history, please go to the Kinetic Energy Theatre Company main page and click HISTORY under Kinetic Energy, and click ABOUT under Kinetic Jazz.