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The Brass Whisperer's main aim is to play with subtle music tunings and coax brass players (and other musicians) into achieving delicious harmonies.


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Omega Ensemble - Grand Mozart

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, AU

Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds Mozart Grand Partita


Brandenburg Concertos

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, AU

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in concert with Dorèe Dixon as the other horn player and the wonderful Australian Brandenburg Orchestra under the direction of Paul Dyer. All on period instruments.   Also March 1, 2 4 (in Parramatta), 6, 8 then March 9 and 10 in Melbourne.

Sydney MicroFest 2

East Sydney Community Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton St, (cnr of Burton and Palmer Streets) DARLINGHURST, NSW 2010, Sydney, NSW

Over 2 performances of 90 minutes each, Sydney MicroFest 2 present a diverse range of wonderful musicians. Clocks and Clouds http://anaphoria.com/clocksclouds.html will fill the ambient space with wondrous cascades of pitch and texture from their new work Anaphorian Shadow Theatre Music Jack Tickner https://www.facebook.com/JackETickner/ will delight with his microtonal guitar and singing, Greg Schiemer's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Schiemer Satellite Gamelan will be a treat with audience participation using a new mobile phone app as the sound source. Donald Bousted's https://donaldbousted.com new work to observe sea and sky is for flute in standard tuning and horn in 19 equal divisions of the octave, Michael H Dixon having acquired an instrument to achieve this clearly. Terumi Narushima https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/3d-printing-creates-a-flute-which-makes-beautiful-sounds-20150605-ghhd68.html has written a new quartet titled Sundew to be performed by LOCANA (Janine Grantham - flute, Rachel Westwood - violin, Michael H Dixon - horn, Matthew Farrell - cello). LOCANA will also perform the beautiful Toivo by Juhani Nuorvala https://core.musicfinland.fi/composers/juhani-nuorvala  Greg van der Struik - trombone, will perform stillness of unceasing activity by Michael and join him and Ed Diefes - tuba in the trio Chaconne by Ron Nagorcka. Wendy Dixon will join these six musicians for the aria The Wound, a commentary on the need for healing between Indigenous people and the 'immigrants' post 1770. See our facebook page for the program order of each concert: https://www.facebook.com/sydmicrofest/    

$20/$15 - 2 concert deal $30/$20

Microtonal groups I play with:



Chamber music groups I play with:

Omega Ensemble

Grevillea Ensemble

Composers and groups dealing with just intonation and microtonality:

Anaphoria Island and Kraig Grady

Stephen Altoft, Donald Bousted and Microtonal Projects https://microtonalprojects.com/microtonal-projects/

William Barton http://williambarton.com.au

James Batty 

Warren Burt

Wendy Carlos

Augustin Castilla-Avilla, microtonal guitar https://sites.google.com/site/kroiserensemble/2015/en/castilla_avila

Chrysalis Foundation and Cris Forster http://www.chrysalis-foundation.org

Amanda Cole https://www.amandacolemusic.com

http://www.corporealmeadows.com info on Harry Partch

David B Doty http://www.dbdoty.com

Ekmelic Music http://www.ekmelic-music.org/en/

Kyle Gann http://www.kylegann.com

Casey Hale, microtonal guitar 

Robin Hayward http://www.robinhayward.de/eng/biography.php

Hayward Tuning Vine http://tuningvine.com

Sarah Hopkins

Kepler Quartet playing the string quartets of Ben Johnston https://keplerquartet.com

Christian Klinkenberg

Liza Lim https://lizalimcomposer.wordpress.com

Micro Fest in California http://www.microfest.org

Katarina Miljkovic http://www.katarina-miljkovic.net

Shaahin Mohajeri http://www.96edo.com/default.htm

Kaija Saariaho http://saariaho.org

Bill Sethares http://sethares.engr.wisc.edu

Sevish Music

Split Notes http://split-notes.com/about-us/

Stichting Huygens-Fokker Foundation http://www.huygens-fokker.org/index_en.html

Chris Watford, expanded bassoon techniques

Ozan Yarman http://www.ozanyarman.com/welcome.html