Barney McAll is a grammy nominated musician who has played on over 100 recordings and has released 13 highly acclaimed solo albums. Join the critically acclaimed Monash Art Ensemble as they perform Barney McAll's six-part suite, Zephyrix.
Zephyrix is the musical embodiment of that tension, encapsulating both the strain and release of this dichotomy. It seeks to explore the dialectic between struggle and serenity, and illuminate the myriad of unseen colors, tones and potentials that are held within a new and ever-emerging mind (Metanoia).
The five birds of Alchemy and transformation have been invoked to summon the Zephyrix: Black Crow, White Swan, Peacock, Pelican and Phoenix. They are the sign posts that guide us on our journey toward true serenity and real happiness.
This is an anthem to the vision, virtue and irony that is the eternal nature of change" - Barney McAll
The Monash Art Ensemble acts to support the development of excellence in young Australian musicians, foster a culture of innovation amongst established Australian musicians and encourage community engagement with Australian musicians and music.
The Ensemble, founded by Paul Grabowsky in 2012, has successfully embraced this concept and offers a pathway for talented students to interact with and build this basis for a strong and uniquely Australian 21st century musician. The ensemble has commissioned eleven new Australian works (including three award winning works), collaborated with international artists such as the Carla Bley Trio, Mark Helias, George Lewis, Dave Douglas, Django Bates and Tomasz Stanko, secured ongoing support from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and attracted broad recognition through the release of six acclaimed CDs.
The Ensemble is proudly supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts and the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University.