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Keyna Wilkins - Air In Motion : Australian Flute Festival


Keyna Wilkins - Air In Motion : Australian Flute Festival

  • Date: Saturday, 6 July 2019, 4:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $200 | Concession: $160 (full day festival rates) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Keyna Wilkins is a pioneering musician-composer who performs her own unique compositions and improvisations. She was one of three national finalists in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards for Individual Excellence 2018 and has performed around the world. While classically trained, she has branched into jazz, flamenco, live theatre and has studied intuitive conceptual improvisation with Tibetan Buddhist musician Tenzin Cheogyal. In her solo flute concerts, Wilkins explores concept of stream-of-consciousness improvisations alongside her fully composed pieces, often using loop pedal and visual projections. Her improvisations are spontaneous musical ideas inspired by her myriad of music experiences with the aim of synthesizing into one voice, creating emotional connection and attaining a meditative state. Stylistically broad, inspired by Debussy and Jethro Tull in equal measure, her concerts will take you on a journey of impressionistic dream-like sequences alongside landscape depictions, existential philosophical quests alongside whimsical gestures. In 2017 Wilkins released Air In Motion, a flute album of her compositions and improvisations inspired by jazz, flamenco and impressionism. Wirripang has published a number of her solo flute compositions: Buleria Fiero, Floating in Space, Star Trance for Bass Flute and Star, Onyx for 4 Flutes, Aurorae Sinus for Flute, Trumpet and Double Bass, and Flamenco Etudes, a book of graded flamenco studies. Her flute compositions have been performed around UK and Australia by herself and flutists such as Alison Mitchell, Angus McPherson, Jessica Scott and Nicole Samsa. She has attained Flute Performance + Composition BA Music from Sydney Conservatorium, Hildesheim University (Germany) and Bath Spa Unversity (UK), which included a year of study at each location, as well MA Flute Performance at Bristol University (UK) and LRSM. In 2019 as well as her recital at the Australian Flute Festival, Wilkins will also perform Air in Motion at MONA and at the Flute Tree Studio.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9079 1256 or by email to lyndie@australianflutefestival.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Buleria Ferio : for solo flute (2012) by Keyna Wilkins
— performed by Keyna Wilkins
Floating in space : for flute and nebulae (2013) by Keyna Wilkins
— performed by Keyna Wilkins
Digital sheet music sample Full Moon : for solo flute (2012) by Keyna Wilkins
— performed by Keyna Wilkins

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