playshop: learning, failing, listening, playing...

by elizabeth jigalin

This week, the music box project is taking up residence at Legs on the Wall, Lilyfield for an intensive week of music making. Throughout this week of playshop we intend to learn, fail, listen, experiment, argue, play, grow, work, make and share in lots of music together as a group alongside the friends, collaborators and mentors who will be joining us along the way. Taking this time ‘off’ as a young group is fundamental to our evolution and the future music we hope to create and share. Having a space (the fact it is a large, sunlit warehouse over looking the harbour is a bonus), allows us to create a temporary sonic home that we can open up to our noisy neighbours for intentional and exploratory music making.

So…who is visiting, what is going to transpire and what are our noisy hopes and dreams during our playshop week? The answer is deliberately uncertain. playshop is an incubator for the unknown to breed. However, the central ingredients to make the week possible are the following incredible humans who we are incredibly thrilled and grateful to be working with:

Jassy Roberston (Melbourne), Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung (Brisbane), Timothy Green (Brisbane), James Hazel, Kezia Yap, Henry Liang, Danica Hobden and others alongside our line up of musicians - Naomi Johnson, Jane Aubourg, Joseph Lisk, Joseph Franklin, Tina Stefanou and myself. Additionally, we are wide-eyed and thankful to be lead by composers Damien Ricketson and Moya Henderson in two morning sessions. These sessions will surely be a recipe for a whacky soup of ideas and sounds, impacting the group’s growth and future.

Throughout the week we will be documenting and sharing the music made and explored via this blog. We are looking forward to giving you a peek into this fruitful time and space that will allow us to open up and strengthen the mechanisms of the music box.

 our temporary sonic home

our temporary sonic home