Originally posted at Omnibus Clapham:
Mon 20 Nov, 7.30pm | £10 | £8 concessions
ocean. is an evening of interdisciplinary, intercultural exploration curated by Filipina-Australian theatre maker, Jules Orcullo
It is a coming-together of performing artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – an open space to share, commune and connect.
Journey with us, the long way home, through an eclectic and explorative array of music, dance, film, theatre and more. ocean. invites you to engage in the present of these far-flung regions as well as their past.
It is with regret that we have been forced to withdraw our performance Fuel from Tempting Failure 2016 due to a late change in circumstances in the funding of the project. This development was unrelated to our commitment to fossil-free culture through this programme, and has no bearing whatsoever on the heroic originality of the festival nor the strength and support of our Partners.
It is exactly these sorts of disappointments in the unstable financing of the arts sector which tempt us to push the ethics of our process down the agenda, but even in the context of public funding cuts it is crucial for arts organisations to decide independently and openly: what funding are we prepared to accept? What should we refuse? What are we happy for our funding to do in the world?
It is our responsibility as artists to examine the humanity and the democracy of our time, and to mirror in ourselves the truth and justice we seek through our creative work. Thanks to everyone for your interest in this project and in Ruthless Jabiru’s continuing vision.
Ruthless Jabiru has been announced as a core act of radical performance festival Tempting Failure in a co-production with Art Not Oil this July.
Press release: relevantnow.com/stories/sneakbee/697
Julia Wolfe Fuel
Michael Cryne Slipstream (World premiere)
Cat Hope Pure (World premiere)
Gloria Coates Lamentation: Homage to Supply Belcher (1750-1836) from Symphony No.14 “Symphony in Microtones”
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round
Ruthless Jabiru will take to the West End next week as a headline act of this year’s AusDay in the Apartment. Part cabaret, part chat show, the orchestra will perform ahead of its forthcoming project On Reflection: a Concert for Peter Sculthorpe.
Chris Williams Advance Australia Fair
Peter Sculthorpe I. Deciso from Third Sonata for Strings “Jabiru Dreaming”
We are happy to announce that composer, violist and conductor Brett Dean has accepted our invitation to succeed Peter Sculthorpe as Ruthless Jabiru’s honorary Patron.
Press release: relevantnow.com/stories/sneakbee/390
We are now crowdfunding to support a unique realisation of Peter Sculthorpe’s final unfinished work in an historic London event one year on from his passing.
Press release: https://www.relevantnow.com/stories/sneakbee/361
Ruthless Jabiru’s recent commission Sandhi Prakash by Egidija Medekšaitė has been shortlisted for the 2014 awards of the Lithuanian Composers’ Union and Lithuanian Music Information Centre in both Composer of the Year and Performance of the Year categories. A live recording of the premiere from our programme The Past is now on Soundcloud:
Ruthless Jabiru is to appear at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush this Sunday 25 May to promote the orchestra’s forthcoming performance at the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts. An ensemble of Ruthless Jabiru’s players will perform at the Southern Terrace stage for Westfield Presents from 4:30pm. Westfield Presents is a unique programme of live music events every weekend at Westfield London, showcasing a range of local musical talent to play out the soundtrack to the weekend.
Ruthless Jabiru will perform at Kings College London for the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts on 31 May courtesy of the orchestra’s Associate Sponsor Westfield and Creative Partner Sound and Music. Booking for the event is now open at the festival website.
Ruthless Jabiru’s recordings for the Bimblebox Art Project Coalface are to debut at the official opening of Bimblebox: art-science-nature this week in Brisbane. Ruthless Jabiru performed text scores representing the calls of two of the 153 bird species under threat by mining: the black-necked stork also known as the jabiru, and the Australian bustard or bush turkey. The clips will be used within an installation soundtrack with contributions from musicians around the world in support of the Bimblebox Nature Refuge.