rafael

MATCH Lab projects

Arrivals and Prospects

Exploring the charged landscapes of nostalgia and lingering reflection, and the anticipation and excitement of a future destination, Arrivals and Prospects is a new album featuring many of Australia’s finest musicians

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In mid 2018 I will head into the studio to record my fifth album featuring original material, showcasing many Australia’s finest musicians including Internationally award-winning vocalist Kristin Berardi and renowned pianist Matt McMahon. In addition to recording the 20 minute Arrivals and Prospects Suite, originally commissioned for the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, I will compose 6 new pieces for this album.

I am very excited to have received a MatchLab Grant through Creative Partnerships Australia which means that they will match every dollar of the $4000 that I am hoping to raise through the Australian Cultural Fund. With your support every dollar donated will be doubled, allowing me to record and document this special and exciting project.

Recording an album is a big undertaking. We will record 10 pieces for voice, saxophone, piano, bass and drums live over two days. Your support will contribute to the artist and engineer fees, studio hire, mixing and mastering expenses. The end result will be a mixed and mastered album showcasing new and exciting music performed by exceptional Australian musicians.

I am very privileged to have been awarded the 2018 Prelude Composer Residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House. This means that I am in a very favourable position to devote considerable time and energy into applying myself completely to this project and ensuring that it is delivered to a high level.

I am looking forward to this project and very much hoping that you can be involved.
Please note that any donation over $2 is tax deductible- woohoo!

For more information about this project and about me please visit my website www.rafaelkarlen.com

Artist

rafael

Location

NSW

Categories

MATCH Lab projects

Music

Live Projects

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Rafael composes, performs, and arranges music for a variety of ensemble across a broad range of styles and has released four albums featuring his original music. His music has been performed by small jazz groups, rock and pop ensembles, big bands through to chamber orchestras and string quartets. He has performed throughout Australia, and in Canada, England, Scotland, and Sweden. Rafael has received many awards and accolades and in 2015 he was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship to travel to USA, England, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and Holland to visit many of the world’s leading contemporary composers/arrangers, performers and ensembles. He was recently awarded the prestigious Prelude Residency and is the 2018 Composer in Residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House in Sydney.
In addition to leading his own groups, Rafael has performed with Soul, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Classical artists including Renee Geyer, Ed Kuepper, James Morrison, Megan Washington, Tenzin Choegyal, Zac Brown (USA), Pascal Schumacher (Luxembourg), Katie Noonan, Kristin Berardi, Expressions Dance Company and Trichotomy, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, Julian Arguelles (U.K), and The Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

CW

Chris Weir

QLD
RI

Rick Reeves

VIC
MB

Maree Burke

QLD
IC

Ian Cook

QLD
HB

Hugemusic

QLD
CB

Cynthia Bolt

Colorado
ML

Matt Luff

QLD
GC

Glenn Christensen

NSW

Links

Artists Website
http://www.rafaelkarlen.com