Orbits & Riffs

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‘Atmospheric, husky trumpet and dreamy piano.’ Limelight

Jazz astronauts Ephemera Quartet travel skyward in a musical exploration of the cosmos. Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds and images, Ephemera Quartet is a unique experience. Mesmerising projected spaces-capes and NASA imagery of the electromagnetic waves from planets and stars are the backdrop to a stellar set where riffs and rhythms orbit amongst the planets, moons and stars.

The ensemble is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and Carl St Jacques (viola). Since forming in 2015, Ephemera has had a series of successful shows including being featured in the Extended Play Festival of New Music at Sydney’s City Recital Hall in 2018 and Sydney International Womens’ Jazz Festival in 2017.

‘Arresting, genre-blurring … music of massive breadth and sometimes high drama.’ Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ephemera Quartet