Posted by Jacqui Bonner | 24/02/2021
Saturday 27th of March, 2021 The Foundry Book Now
Ephemera Ensemble : a musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void.
Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds and projections, it is a unique sonic experience. The ensemble is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces.
NASA recordings of electromagnetic waves from planets and stars is the backdrop soundtrack and has been complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis often with projections of space probe footage. Each member brings their own unique voice to the ensemble drawing from a multitude of musical backgrounds who combine to create a distinctive sound world that organically react to stellar concepts. Universe and Universality.
Formed in 2015, this ensemble have had a series of successful shows including being featured in Extended Play Festival of New Music at City Recital Hall 2018 and Sydney International Womens’ Jazz Festival 2017. Future post COVID bookings include Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney Seymour Centre.
“Atmospheric with husky trumpet and dreamy piano” Limelight Magazine