Ruthless Jabiru to work with Christopher Fox

Ruthless Jabiru is to work with British composer Christopher Fox through the orchestra’s creative partnership with Sound and Music. Fox will join the project as a mentor to Ruthless Jabiru’s three Portfolio scheme composers: Eugene Birman, Michael Cryne, and Egidija Medekšaitė, who will participate in their first workshop with the ensemble this week.

Hailed by The Wire as “a tantalising figure in British music”, Fox has been a longstanding member of the composition faculties at Darmstadt New Music Summer School, University of Huddersfield, and Brunel University, and writes regularly for publications including The Guardian and The Journal of Music.

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Maralinga Lament | Ruthless Jabiru

Originally posted at Australian Stage:

The idea of an all-Australian chamber orchestra in the UK shouldn’t be strange. After all, there are thousands of Australians living and working in the UK and it seems fitting that a concert entitled Maralinga Lament should be conducted and performed by those who call Australia home.

Kelly Lovelady, an Australian conductor in London is the founding director of all-Australian chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru. She is both a cultural ambassador for Australia and a campaigner for recognition for Australian artists abroad.

The recent concert given at the Union Chapel was a programme that resonated with the Australian landscape, the trauma and tragedies suffered by the land and peoples in the…

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