open the music box...who knows what you might find. the music box project is a curious collective of early career composers and performers presenting creative, community driven and collaborative musical experiences. increasingly recognised as keen collaborators and instigators of creative music making, the music box project seeks to promote new music and ideas and have plenty of fun along the way. the ensemble has premiered works of local, national and international early career composers whilst continuing to re-invent established works in a new light.
project highlights include the sonic activation of Kings Cross Carpark with a cacophonous band of baritone saxophonists, synth players, junk percussionists and strobe lights, and the creation of an ambitious collaborative work "in 4." in which 40 composers from around the world each contributed a cell of music. known for their open mind and collaborate drive, the music box project is a thriving part of Sydney’s local music scene, performing at a variety of unique spaces including Alaska Projects, Artbank, Glebe Justice Centre, Paddington Uniting Church/Eastside Arts, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Creative Space 99. in 2016, the ensemble shared the stage with New York ensemble yMusic and Sydney’s Splash Percussion, and presented works from the international flash | secret | snag project and Twitter’s @GraphicScoreBot. in 2017, the music box project participated in an open workshop/performance with Grammy award winning ensemble eighth blackbird and launched their casual performance residency at the Australian Youth Hotel "upstairs @ AYH" presenting ‘music outside the usual order of things’.
the music box project is:
elizabeth jigalin (director/composer/piano/objects), naomi johnson (director/flutes), jane aubourg (violin/composer), peter leung (soprano/tenor saxophone), joseph lisk (trumpet), joseph franklin (bass guitar/composer) and tina stefanou (voice) with an extended family of musicians listed below.
the music box project humbly began in 2014...founded by elizabeth jigalin, oliver hollenbach and erin hendry.
"the music box project." has worked and will continue to work with many musicians and artists - collaborating to create new work and sounds.
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