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Artefact Agency EP samples

In preparation for our launch on Saturday July 23, here are some samples from our EP1…

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Artefact Agency EP launch (Jeans/Luebbers/Susnjar)

Dear friends,

I am launching the debut EP from Artefact Agency on Saturday July 23 in Perth, courtesy of the Perth Jazz Society and Villanova Music.

The gig will also feature my 6 piece group Minesweeper - see further details below! Doors open 7:30pm and are at a semi-secret location – for venue details email me at: johannes [at] listenhearcollective dotcom

Tickets are super limited, so booking ahead is recommended. Email me for a booking link (see above email)
Entry will also include a download of our EP.

Tickets – $15 for PJS members. NOT A PJS MEMBER? No worries! Ticket and 12 month membership deal – $25 (usual membership $40 – bargain!)

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The PJS and Villanova Music are excited to present the debut EP launch from Artefact Agency, featuring Simon Jeans, Johannes Luebbers (MEL) & Daniel Susnjar. Performing collaboratively composed music that draws on the diverse stylistic interests of its three members, Artefact Agency has collaborated on live film scores and contemporary dance works. Creating semi-composed sonic structures, AA deconstructs the form and allows the music to unfold in unpredictable ways.

This EP launch is the first of a series of EPs recorded by Artefact Agency, each exploring a slightly different compositional aesthetic. All launch attendees will receive a complementary download card.

Joining Artefact Agency will be Minesweeper, led by Johannes Luebbers and performing his original compositions. Minesweeper was formed in 2013 as a vehicle to explore extended composition in a small group setting. Combining detailed composition with improvisation, Minesweeper draws on the freedom and creativity of jazz, weaving it into a contemporary compositional framework.

Artefact Agency line up:
Simon Jeans – guitar
Johannes Luebbers – keyboard
Daniel Susnjar – drum kit

Minesweeper line up:
Sean Little – saxophone
Brett Smith – saxophone
Simon Jeans – guitar
Johannes Luebbers – keyboard
Nick Abbey – bass
Daniel Susnjar – drum kit

“…[Johannes Luebbers Dectet was] a serendipitous standout.” – The Australian

“…[Simon Jeans is] a versatile virtuoso at home in any number of styles.” – The West Australian

“Susnjar radiated a joyful energy that infected not just his fellow bandmembers but the entire auditorium.” – Sydney Morning Herald

 

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Winery Psalms

I’ve had the good pleasure of being involved with a great little project called ‘Winery Psalms’ – and it opens on Friday April 15!
The project features several collaborative works, involving dancers, musicians and visual artists, and is happening at the beautiful Fillaudeau’s restaurant,  featuring wines by Pinelli Estate Winery. So many great reasons to check it out!
For this work I’ve been making music with Shoeb Ahmad – electronic artist and curator at hellosQuare records. We’ve done some great electroacoustic work and I’m really excited with the outcome (we’ll be releasing an album later in the year that will feature it too). Our piece has been choreographed by Lucinda Coleman and features visual pieces by Sue Starcken.
Check out info and tickets here. I’ll also be doing an artist talk on Sunday April 16 after the performance, with Sue Peacock, Sue Starcken and Julie Valenzuela, which is free.
If Shoeb and I aren’t enough to get you along, our other collaborators include:

Lyndall Adams Artist 

Shoeb Ahmad Composer

Ellen Avery Dancer

Frances Barbe Choreographer

Kirsten Biven Artist

Katie Chown Choreographer & Dancer

Lucinda Coleman Choreographer

Samantha Coleman Dancer

Jo Darvall Artist

Alix Hamilton Composer

Anna-Kat Hicks Composer

Digby Hill Composer

Amanda Humphries Artist

Hyphen – Jacob Lehrer, Chloe Flockart & Matthew McVeigh Choreographic Team

Kate Leslie Artist

Johannes Luebbers Composer

Jacqui Otago Dancer

Sue Peacock Choreographer

Scott Putman Choreographer

Esther Scott Dancer

Sue Starcken Artist

Caroline Stevenson Dancer

Joanna Tan Dancer 

Julie Valenzuela Composer

 

 

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