One of my adventures last year involved travelling to Malaga, Spain to play, and make this documentary on the Salida Del Sol Festival.
Details about my upcoming recital:
I made a short film last month on my friend Hunter and his ex-racing greyhound Indie for the My Rode Reel Film Comp. Hope you enjoy it. Although it’s a short film in its own right, it’s also a glimpse of a larger project that is currently taking place.
SOME AREN’T HUNTERS is a story about two misfits transitioning into a happier life.
Some Aren’t Hunters… Or are they?
I’ve got a gig this weekend (Sunday 29 May) with the lovely people of the Royal Airforce Band at 2pm at the Melbourne Town Hall. Entry is free. Should be a good one!
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Rossini – Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Fučík – Florentiner March
Shostakovich – Waltz No. 2 from Jazz Suite
Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
Strauss – Radetzky March
The musical might of Australia’s military will be on display as Melbourne’s very own Air Force Band touches down at the Melbourne Town Hall to perform an array of your all time favourites. Concluding this magnificent program is Tchaikovsky’s epic ‘1812 Overture’, which will feature pyrotechnic cannons and the Town Hall’s amazing organ during the finale.
Here’s the Facebook event page for more info:
MCO’s upcoming concert “The Gypsy Palace” will be guest-directed by Rebecca Chan, featuring gypsy music interspersed with the courtly music of CPE Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Here she is having a chat to me about it.
Also, cute pooch alert.
Here’s a recent promo I directed and filmed for the Tinalley Quartet to announce their 2016 Season. Thankfully, there was no mutiny from the quartet, despite being made to wander around a field wearing their concert gear in 30+ degree heat…!
My first film for MCO this year, featuring clarinettist David Griffiths talking about his upcoming performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Orchestra. If you’re around Federation Square in Melbourne, you can also catch this film on the big screen!
Performances are on 6th March at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and 11th March at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. I’ve been booked as a flautist for these gigs too, so see you there…!
Full concert details may be found on the MCO website.
Here are some examples of my photography featured in MCO’s 2016 Brochure. Incidentally, Polyphonic Pictures is now the official Film and Photography partner of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra!
A story about life, death, and parking cars
Presented by the Melbourne Fringe Festival
Speaking in Tones is the latest cross-platform project from filmmaker and musician Agatha Yim. From whale songs to a London parking lot, this mishmash of contemporary music, theatre, and film, explores the possibilities of communication beyond words, and the processes of the creative mind.
Featuring the haunting theatrics of George Crumb’s ‘Vox Balaenae’ (Voice of the Whale), the world premiere of Michael Slayton’s ‘Mirórs’ inspired by the paintings of Miró, and an Australian premiere of Yim’s own experimental cross-platform radio play, ‘Speaking in Tones’.
This project brings together some of Australia’s finest talent such as actress Stephanie Valenzuela; musicians Michael Dahlenburg (cellist, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra), Leigh Harrold (pianist, Syzygy Ensemble), Francesca Hiew (violinist, Australian String Quartet), and Kenny Keppel (clarinetist, ANAM).
DATE: Thursday 24th September 2015
VENUE: 75 Reid Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
TICKETS: $25 (Full), $20 (Concession), $15 (price per ticket for Group 6+)
To purchase tickets, please click here
George CRUMB: Vox Balaenae (‘Voice of the Whale’)
Michael SLAYTON: Mirórs * WORLD PREMIERE*
Agatha YIM: Speaking in Tones *AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE*
For online bookings please visit melbournefringe.com.au or call 03 9660 9666 for phone bookings