The Quayle Project is a brand new endeavour led by composer and session cellist Anita Quayle (Gossling, Pete Murray, Jordie Lane). Summoning cinematically sophisticated arrangements, the music provides a platform for Anita’s instrumentally based compositions to merge with visual imagery along with body movement.
With the combined talent of 9 live musicians, a visual projection artist and body movement artist, this is the ensemble’s first collaborative endeavour and one that celebrates the launch of The Quayle Project’s debut single, ‘Song for Ed.’
Anita Quayle is a contemporary freelance cellist and composer who regularly collaborates with artists for recordings, TV and live performance. As a cellist she has worked with the likes of Gossling, Pete Murray, Lior, The Waifs, Chris Wilson and Jordie Lane. As a composer Anita leads the Melbourne based instrumental ensemble The Quayle Project, a collective of session musicians who provide a rich musical platform for mixed-media collaborations and recording opportunities.
Aviva Endean is a Melbourne-based clarinetist and bass clarinetist whose performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, chamber music, inter-arts collaborations, gypsy, and klezmer music. She is a founding member of Quiver new music ensemble, and a unique voice in Melbourne’s Gypsy death core band “The Barons of Tang’.
Domini Forster is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, arranger and violinist. Her whimsical brand of indie folk has pricked the ears of many in the music industry, most recently leading to a series of support shows with renowned Australian artist Lior. As a violinist, she loves the chance to let go of the reins and contribute to the music of other musicians and songwriters she admires.
Elise Winterflood is a professional double bassist currently employed with Coral Lee and the Silver Scream, the Kamikaze Bees, Kunataki, Mondegreen and leads the Latin-Jazz project Mambo Tormenta. A specialist in early jazz and Latin music she has toured internationally with Duck Musique and played in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with the Jelly Tub Rollers. Elise is currently completing her Bachelor of Music at NMIT Fairfield.
Emily Altis is a graduate of a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Deakin 2012). Her credits include Camera Operator /Directors Secondment for Room of Regret by THE RABBLE (Theatre Works, Melbourne Festival 2013), Dancer and co-creator of Eat three oranges (Northern Exposure Festival 2013), Movement Director /Assistant Director for Jekyll and Hyde the musical (ARC, 2012), and has undertaken an Internship with Red Stitch Actors Theatre (2011).
James Savage is a musician, producer and sound engineer based in Melbourne, Australia. His live performances effortlessly blend live processing, looping, effect manipulation, interactive visuals and more with his highly developed instrumental and vocal techniques. During the completion of an honours year at the Victorian College of the Arts (where he was awarded the Dr Phillip Law Music Scholarship, recognising innovation in music), James developed the harmonic table pitch shifter, a chromatic interface for live digital harmonisation.
He is currently a graduate researcher, undertaking Master of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) at the VCA.
Jenna Fahey-White is a freelance photographer and projection artist based in Melbourne. Jenna completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama / Photography) with distinction at Deakin University in 2012. She was recently part of Northern Exposure Festival where she devised, collaborated and performed live projection art in performance installation “Eat 3 Oranges”. Jenna is currently working towards a solo photography exhibition in March 2014.
Guitarist Oscar Poncell has performed extensively since moving back from Chile in 2001. He has dedicated most of his creative work to Latin- American musical traditions where he has a wealth of experience composing, arranging and performing the many influences Latin- America has to offer.
Melbourne based guitarists Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer play Brazilian Choro and Samba. The pair met in Rio de Janiero in 2010 and a true musical kinship was formed. Over 2012 they wrote and arranged songs by correspondence, with Julian living in Holland and Paul in Australia. In 2013 they came together again to record their debut album ‘Ao meu lado’. Throughout 2014 they will embark on an Australian tour. Their live show is a fiery display of the first true Brazilian music style and a show of guitar mastery.
“Que beleza! New horizons for 21st century guitar drawing respectfully on the rich bounty of the Brasilian Guitar tradition with fresh approaches from these two brilliant players” Doug de Vries.
Ricky Solly– Having recently completed his Bachelor of music, Ricky’s love for music continues to grow and is evident in his own unique guitar style; currently playing in a number of bands ranging from electronika to more acoustically based folk and alternative rock sounds. He brings with him an open and creative mind, not afraid to experiment in every new environment he finds himself in.
Simon Hudson is a percussionist and songwriter who has played in the ARIA-nominated world music group Voices From The Vacant Lot, recorded with indigenous icons Stiff Gins, and performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre. He has collaborated with contemporary dance ensembles and composed for short films and radio series?. He completed his Bachelor of Music and released a debut EP of original songs last year. He currently tours with his own band and works as an instrumental music teacher.
Tiffanni Walton is a pianist/composer based in Melbourne. Her eclectic musical history of jazz and theatre has resulted in her being a performer of many genres. Tiffanni’s current projects include Musical Director/pianist with Mama Alto, a countertenor cabaret artist, and Artistic Director/Musical Director of Black Apple Theatre, an independent theatre company that primarily explores the relationship of music in theatre. She also recently completed her Honours in Music (Performance) at Monash University and has a passion for teaching piano.