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
Conductor and Cellist, Michael Dahlenburg, talks about the programme of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s upcoming Hennessy’s Beethoven concert.
A film on William Hennessy and his upcoming Beethoven Concerto performance with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.
For more information please visit Hennessy’s Beethoven
Looking forward to performing with the Royal Australian Airforce Band again for their upcoming gig at the Melbourne Town Hall.
Details are as follows:
2pm (doors open at 1.30pm). Entry is free.
JS Bach: Fugue in G minor ‘The Little’ BWV 578
Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture
100 Years of ANZAC Tribute
Johan de Meij: Symphony No. 1 ‘The Lord of the Rings’
As part of the 2015 Metropolis New Music Festival, I’ll be presenting a collaborative project with Syzygy Ensemble titled, Undine: The Spirit of Water. It’s a fluid cross-platform project involving contemporary music, sound, and abstract film narrative, inspired by the folk tale of Undine and the essence of water.
The event will take place on Wednesday 6 May 6pm at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre.
For more information please click Undine.
Tue 14 April 2015 @ 6.30pm at Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne.
Featuring some of Melbourne’s finest and most vibrant instrumentalists and filmmaker Agatha Yim, No Man’s Land reflects on the horrors of 1905’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ that sparked the revolution that affected the world and reshaped Russian music and art, giving rise to the avant-garde. This performance celebrates the music of Scriabin, Glazunov, Pasternak, Stravinsky and Shostakovich in the first of three concerts as part of Justin’s ANAM Fellowship Project that seeks to explore music that is intimately connected to the political and social climate of Russia in the early part of the Twentieth Century.
SCRIABIN 7 Preludes for clarinet and piano
GLAZUNOV Rêverie Orientale op. 14, no. 2 for clarinet and string quartet
PASTERNAK 2 Preludes for piano
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)
SHOSTAKOVICH 2 Pieces for string octet
Justin Beere (VIC) clarinet