Public and Private Live Music Events
Welcome Music Hunters! We bring adventurous audiences together, provide quality platforms for fine & diverse musicians, create inspiring event styling & volunteer opportunities for music lovers. Let Music Hunter bring the world to you and open your ears to something new.
Kindlehill Performance Space
8 Lake st, Wentworth Falls (Parking at Rear)
$30\ $25 Conc
!!Group booking deals for 6 people at $22 per person!! / U18's $10
Person with diabilities $15 / Free companion carer tickets
East Marries West is SHUBHENDRA RAO AND SASKIA RAO DE HAAS, Playing Sitar and Cello and accompanied on Tabla By Sydney based, Maharishi Raval
This internationally experienced and cutting edge duo will present a unique concert program – a first for the Blue MTNS.
After intermission there will be a brief live interview on stage with Meg Benson, Director of Music Hunter Projects hosting a discussion with this fascinating couple who created a Foundation to realise their vision that music is every child's birthright.
This celebrated husband-wife duo play traditional Indian Classical Music and also compose music that is both avant garde and traditional at once. Gateway Magazine, India describes their duet as ‘taking Indian Music into a brave new era’. The cutting edge duo are visiting Australia to attend the Desert Song Festival and will present a unique concert program – a first for the Blue MTNS.
After intermission, a brief live interview on stage is hosted by Meg Benson, Producer, Music Hunter Projects discussing with this fascinating couple the foundation they created to realise their vision that music is every child's birthright. www.music4all.org
The interview will be followed by their 2nd set of music.
The resounding shift of paradigms in music appreciation took place in the 1960s. With their collaboration ‘East Meets West’, the legendary Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin altered the realm of music forever.
Four decades later, the magic is still palpable. Shankar’s protégé, Shubhendra Rao, together with his wife Saskia Rao-de Haas prove that the music of East and West no longer just meets but is ready for an abiding relationship through ‘East Marries West’.
The classical music of India is a living, dynamic tradition. Its framework of melodic scales and rhythmic cycles offers a unique, highly evolved structure within which the musician is free - indeed, is challenged - to improvise, discover and reveal innovative musical possibilities. New influences, when seen to be of worth can be added to the traditional repertoire by a master musician. Accomplished and recognized in the field of Indian Classical music, Shubhendra and Saskia stretch the boundaries of their musical
vocabulary with East Marries West. It highlights their unique ability to build bridges across different cultures. East Marries West is a vibrant amalgam of folk traditions from across the world, Classical traditions from the East and West and the infinite world of rhythms.
It is a depository of their musical journey through the years, suffused with their rich musical imagination. East Marries West’s audience is as versatile as their music, as reflected in the varying range of concert halls and festivals across the world featuring them. Distinguished as passionate collaborators, the couple has worked with musicians across cultures and diverse ensembles. They have also been commissioned to create compositions for dance, film and theatre.
They are touring Australia with their 11 Yr old son and headed to the Desert Song Festival.
You can find the Music Hunter 2016 program as a LIFT-OUT in the Local music Magazine THE HAZE, due to hit the streets in the first week of August.
Why not print this PDF program linked here right now for the fridge:
Most of the Music Hunter gigs this year are at Kindlehill Performance Space Series in WENTWORTH FALLS
Chai, Cake and Soup is provided onsite by Blissbeat Curry, who is a sponsor of musician/ crew caterering at each event.
Remember there is parking at rear, down the driveway and you are welcome to bring your own fold out chair if you prefer them over mountains of cushions. Some chairs are provided.
Enjoy some engaging live music footage and an insightful interview here with John Shand ( Music and theatre critic SMH) and Meg Music Hunter from the past crowdfunding campaign:
At the super resonant acoustic venue, Kindlehill Performance Space, 8 Lake st Wentworth Falls (Parking at Rear)
8pm Sat 10th September
Doors open 7.30pm
Book tickets here
Andy Busuttil: vocals, soprano and alto sax, whistles and percussion
Llew Kiek: bouzouki, gitern, baglama (Turkish lute) and guitar
John Napier: voice and cello
John Robinson: oud, guitar and tambura.
Premier performance of the music from Blue MTNS band Skorba's 2nd Album : The Great Siege of Malta. A compassionate story in music and visuals about lives lost on both sides of battlefield in 1565 between Christians and Muslims. Hazelbrook band leader, Andy Busuttil, is Maltese born.
This is not a story of celebration or victory, it is a compassionate tribute to the value of diverse human life regardless of religious orientation. Through their music Skorba offer a true indictment of the rulers of the World who continually bring their subjects into a state of conflict with others. The Great Siege of Malta is an insightful story in music and visuals, as relevant today as it was then.
The compositions for the Ottoman Siege of Malta are a perfect definition of transcultural Australian music with roots in the sounds of the Mediterranean region, Asia Minor and Renaissance Europe. The songs are in Maltese, Turkish and English. The Siege follows the lives of two boys both childhood friends, one of whom was captured by Arab corsairs and sold into slavery to Suleyman the Magnificent, the other who lived on Malta as a peasant farmer and fisherman. They meet again twenty years later on the battlefield that is Malta in 1565.
They die in each others arms on opposite sides of the conflict during the final battle.
The conflict between Islam and Christianity continues to this day, over 1,000 years from the start of the crusades. It has never ended.
The Ottoman Siege of Malta by Skorba reflects the wastefulness and destructiveness of war and the cost to the ordinary people who suffer the greatest consequence of all wars.