In 1997 I started writing with Vienna based Ludwig Zeininger. The collaboration spawned the Electro Pathological Consort which by 1998 included Italian based producer Sergio Messina. The three of us went on to write, produce and perform some of loudest laptop music known at that time.
In 2009 Zeininger and I tentatively formed a duo in Graz which resulted in at least the basis for a new work titled RokaFella. Our plans to perform again, but I had to return to Australia. It’s now June 2014 and I’m back in Vienna and there’s talk of another collaboration…
Our first Hildebrand Bazaar turned out to be a sensational evening of fine music, dining and poetry. Thanks for Jeff and Jenny from the Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard for making it possible to turn out such a wonderful evening.
We’ve now done two markets and improved our stall. The next iteration will have a few more improvements again. At our Twilight Super Market we unveiled a beautiful hand-made CD and DVD stand that Chip had made. We sold three CDs! Tough times this Christmas. Our gig was a hoot though!
The afternoon opened with local singer Stephanie who sang a few Christmas-like songs. Included a fabulous version of Leanard Cohen’s Hallelujah and a beautiful, poignant rendition of Silent Night.
We launched Andrew’s Chasing The Sun to an enthusiastic audience, some who were drawn to the music from across the street. It was the first time Andrew had performed an entire set of his songs, and sung them, in public since 1994!
Andrew was joined by local to Hurstbridge percussionist known as Jamie, the fabulous flamenco guitarist Aaron Leamon and Chip Wardale on bass. Given they’d played together for the first time that evening it came together rather wonderfully. A very cool first outing of Andrew’s new work.
We’ve got to thank Cassie and her staff at Bridge to Eden Cafe for all their encouragement and support and Craig from Pheonix Healthfoods for refreshments, enthusiasm and access to the communal space we had set up and performed in.