SHARING PRACTICE 1: CHRISTIAN WINDFELD AND JULIUS SCHWING
Friday 10 February 2017 8pm
Christian and Julius treated a small audience to an intimate and most extraordinary experience of sounds. Christian performed musical magic with a single snare drum transporting the audience into the bush as the sky darkened in the background, then Julius, playing a beloved beaten-up looking guitar, performed his first public solo improvisation combining percussion and stringing.Together they performed a short improvised work before sharing their work through a dialogue with the audience.
Christian Windfield is a Danish Improviser, composer, percussionist and educated soloist from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Since the age of 19 he has build an international career touring all over Europe, North America and Australia and lived in Stockholm, New York and Berlin. Windfeld has a minimalistic but highly expressive approach to the percussive instruments oftenreducing his set-up to focus on just one instrument e.g. the snare drum to explore its full potential aiming to transcend the general perception of its capabilities. As a composer he has created pieces and installations to art exhibitions and cross media publications with writers and visual artists. He has received a string of honors and grants most notably the prestigious “Young Elite” fellowship awarded to him by the Danish Arts Council in 2015. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHVE2Vk4Bcw
Julius Schwing is a guitarist, composer and music label owner from Bruny Island, Tasmania. Born in Vienna, Julius has graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and since the age of thirteen he has performed in theatres, jazz clubs and festivals around the globe including Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Julius has twice been nominated for the prestigious Freedman Fellowship jazz award and recently won the judges special “Errol” for his music in the play Alzheimer Symphonie at the Tasmanian Theatre Awards. He composes music for his own ensembles as well as for theatre and short film and has released four albums under his own name, three of which are on his recently founded creative music label Isthmus Music.