MWIJF: Wave Riders (Album Launch) & Flora Carbo and Eitan Ritz
Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
WAVE RIDERS is Andrea Keller’s latest musical venture where the somewhat disparate things she’s so fond of come together: free jazz, doom metal, diverse layering, all contained within homogeneous structures. Continuing themes of brutality & beauty run thick throughout – boldly interacting in a musically compelling conglomerate that evokes a soaring soundtrack rich in emotion & connection.
Featuring Scott McConnachie (saxophones), Jack Richardson (guitar), Andrea Keller (piano), Mick Meagher (bass) & Rama Parwata (drum set), the music of WAVE RIDERS centres around new compositions by Andrea, primarily her extended suite Systems Over-Ride (2020), which serves to re-evaluate previously accepted ways of being. Recorded (miraculously) between Melbourne’s lockdowns 4 & 5 at Head Gap Studio in Preston, their debut album Systems Over-Ride is being launched at the MWIJF 2021.
Scott McConnachie – saxophones
Jack Richardson – guitar
Andrea Keller – piano
Mick Meagher – bass
Rama Parwata – drum set
A new duo collaboration between saxophonist Flora Carbo and artist/electronic musician Eitan Ritz. Built from play, this music uses live processing, improvisation, melody and form to explore the liminal sounds of electro/acoustic collaboration. Drawing from the pair’s diverse artistic backgrounds, this music is joyful, chaotic, melancholic and unique.