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Josh Kelly’s ‘Displacement’ (Melbourne/Sydney) – Debut
Sat 8th August @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm$25 – $31
As the recipient of the PBS-FM Young Elder of Jazz Commission in 2019, alto saxophonist/composer Josh Kelly produced the ‘Displacement’ suite. This resultant work references the migrant experience when one’s sense of home and community feels somewhat displaced due to the uprooting of one’ s life, particularly within an Australian narrative.
This work explores French Impressionism, modal jazz, and syncopated rhythm cycles through the lens of Josh’s family’s migration around the world. Commissioned specifically for club performance in the 2019 MIJF, Displacement seamlessly melds composed elements with featured improvisations to create a soundscape that blurs the lines between the known and unknown. The MJC is supporting a reprise of this work, with the original Sextet personnel (including two interstate musicians, Sydney cellist Mary Rapp and double bassist Jacques Emery, together with trumpeter Niran Dasika, bassist clarinetist Aviva Endean, and drummer Maria Moles).