This performance arises from Miroslav Bukovsky (TRUMPET) and Richard Johnson’s (SAXOPHONE) recent encounters. They share an interest in developing free improvisational forms of spontaneous composition as a trumpet – saxophone duo. Both musicians are committed to experimentation and in that spirit, this performance will be developed in an intersubjective sense, between the performers, as they explore the concept of velocity as inspiration for improvisation. This will be their first performance as a duo.
Miroslav Bukovsky: trumpet – Canberra
Miroslav was the head trumpet teacher for the ANU School of Music Jazz department in Canberra for many years until just recently when the entire ANU SM jazz department was abolished along most of the Classical School by a new VC. . He was one of the founders of the renowned Jazz ensemble the Ten Part Invention (TPI) with Roger Frampton and John Pochee; has played with the Free Boppers, the KMA Orchestra and the Australian Art Orchestra. He has led the award – winning ensemble Wunderlust for many years and remains active composing and performing with them and TPI. He has also played in the experimental jazz trio the Pollen Trio with Austin Bucket and Evan Dorrian and in a trumpet trio with James Greening and Reuben Lewis recently. He is a staunch experimenter and improviser and relishes the opportunity that new grouping provide.