“ the edge of the possible “John Shand
Bungarribee, an Indigenous word, translates to an ‘idyllic meeting place’. Featuring Gary Daley, Paul Cutlan & Ollie Miller, with special guest & emerging artist, Chloe Kim, Bungarribee is one of Australia’s unique bands performing an intoxicating type of chamber music, informed by jazz, classical and world traditions. With an exotic mix of instruments such as Cello, piano, accordion, bass clarinet and various percussion, Bungarribee’s music is a melding together of disparate styles into a seamless whole.
Bungarribee is led by highly respected pianist, accordionist and composer, Gary Daley and features several of Australia’s pre‑eminent contemporary musicians. Each having made significant contributions in jazz, classical and world music. As a child, Daley travelled down Bungarribee road in Sydney’s outer western suburbs to his earliest music lessons which subsequently lead to a lifelong journey of musical discovery.
Bungarribee embark on a creative journey which unfolds via deep communication and improvisation. Performing original compositions along with fresh improvisations on music by iconic composers such as Bartok, Ligeti and Bach filtered through diverse traditions such as jazz, folk and classical. Freedom and connection between musicians and audience is at the centre of a Bungarribee performance. For this musical adventure, Gary Daley will be joined by long time artistic partners, Paul Cutlan and Ollie Miller, along with one of Australia’s most remarkable young musicians, drummer Chloe Kim.
GARY DALEY; Piano, Accordion & Electronics
Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz, such as The Catholics. He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire. Gary is a composer, educator and plays piano and piano accordion. He has toured nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of two Australia Council grants for new work and recording. His projects have appeared at notable venues and festivals throughout the country, garnering excellent reviews. Another side to Gary is his appearances on the ABC TV children’s channel in one of Australia’s most loved pre-school shows ‘Lah Lah’s Adventures’ and ‘The Stripy Sock Club’.
PAUL CUTLAN; Reeds
Paul’s uniquely expressive voice as a multi-instrumentalist and composer is informed by many styles, including contemporary classical music, world music and jazz. Paul is a long-standing member of the Australian Art Orchestra and ARIA-winning world-music group MARA!
OLLIE MILLER; Cello & Electronics
Oliver is a cellist, composer, and arranger. He is a founding and current member of The Noise, Bungarribee, and the chamber jazz group Amphibious. Ollie has performed and collaborated with Shaun Parker, Judy Bailey Trio, Amanda Palmer (on Good News Week), Georges Lentz, Delta Goodrem, Anthony & The Johnsons, Sydney Philharmonia, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Australian Idol, Florence and The Machine, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Kammer Ensemble, The Sydney Theatre Company & The ABC Sideshow.
CHLOE KIM; Percussion
Seoul-born Chloe Kim is an improvising drummer at the forefront of a new wave of creative jazz music in Sydney. Chloe performs in her own exciting style, a combination of her jazz, rock and Korean heritage, informed through her studies with Simon Barker, and can be heard on her two solo albums and a range of collaborations including her co-led group Holopeak and their debut album Summit Over. Chloe was recently a featured soloist in the Sydney Festival production of Disruption! The Voice of Drums, with Jeremy Rose and the Earshift Orchestra.
“The music, equally, is located somewhere to the north-east of jazz but definitely south-south-west of European art music. The quartet grew out of Daley’s larger ‘Sanctuary’ project, yet retains that ensemble’s unique breadth of vision, and intricate interweaving of composed and improv elements.”
– Excerpt from John Hardaker review.
“It’s a rare sensation these days, but there is still such exhilaration in being taken to the edge of the possible. Many sections of this concert made you felt you’d had a craniotomy, and the top of your skull had rocketed skyward.”
– Excerpt from John Shand review.
“Each member of the band oozes experience, which triggers confidence in the listener to something new and unforgettable… some magic happens on the stage and it’s hard to put a finger on it. What an intelligent approach to music! ”
– Zoli Mauritz, Music by the sea festival, Brisbane 2018.
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
First Set: 7:00-7:45 pm
Second Set: 8:15-9:00 pm