Monthly Archives: October 2013

Taking up a position at Monash University 2014

After ten years in Sydney, I will be shifting to Melbourne in December 2013 to take up a position as senior lecturer at Monash University (Melbourne) in ethnomusicology. Monash has a strong ethnomusicology program and a rich history of music scholarship and performance. Am looking forward to working in the Zelman Cowan School of Music, and developing areas of study in Indian Music, Improvisation, Theory, Political Economy along with Traditional and Practice Led Research.

Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria for 2013-2014

Adrian has received a prestigious Creative Fellowship from the State Library of Victoria. This award is granted for a six month performance research project based project. The project is based around notations published in a collection of music books sent to Victoria by the Bengali aristocrat Sourendra Mohan Tagore in the late nineteenth century along with a collection of musical instruments. The instruments included a number of hybrid inventions, such as one in which the sitar neck had been combined with a violin body. They are currently housed in the music archives at Monash University. The various songs notated in the books were also quite unique and similarly  embraced intercultural themes and elements. The project will revisit these notations and arrange them for an intercultural ensemble put together especially for the project. The performance will be held in the middle of 2014 in the State LIbrary. Details to be posted when they are confirmed

ARIA nomination for Rasa Duende

Rasa Duende’s first album ‘Improvisations’ (ABC records) has been nominated as a finalist for the World Music category of the ARIA’s*. The winners will be announced on the 15th October 2013.

*Australian Recording Industry Award