After assessing 60 applications and sifting through lots of high-calibre work samples we finally have our 4 successful Hatchlings for 2017. Congratulations and welcome to Hatched Academy: (from left to right above) Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax), Jasmin Leung (QLD composer) and Kieran Welch (QLD viola). We look forward to working with you!
Meet The Hatchlings!
Jasmin Leung – composer
Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung is an Asian-Australian composer, Erhu-player and improviser. She has written for orchestras, new music ensembles, theatre, ballet and runs her own discipline generating situational new music in Brisbane, Australia.
Recent projects and awards include: the Silver Harris and Peck Composition Prize and in the past month her piece ‘Five Observations in Nature’ has been performed on CCTV (Chinese National Television), ‘4ZZZ Rusted Satellites Radio Program’ and at ‘Partial Phase’ concert in Sydney with the ‘music box project’) as well as at her own concert series ‘the possibilities of sonic phenomena’. She has collaborated with the Queensland Philharmonia, QUT Dance and choreographer Matthew Lawrence from the Queensland Ballet in 2015, creating the new work ‘a short history_of life’. She has also performed music with theatre groups, including the Basics Project (Anywhere Theatre Festival) and Front Row Theatre Company.
Ciaran Frame – composer
Ciaran Frame is a Sydney-based composer and media artist who enjoys tampering with sounds and playing with breadboards. Currently completing his honours year at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he specialises in interactive installations and generative music, and has thriving interests in mixed-media projects.
Ciaran is passionate about the development of new music in Australia, and is presently involved in a collaboration with the University of Sydney School of Life Sciences, working on a generative compositional toolbox that hopes to uniquely sonify plants. His recent work has included performances at Alaska Projects, Central Park, Legs on the Wall and the Glebe Justice Centre, more recently completing an interactive installation created for Vivid Sydney 2016, commissioned by Destination NSW.
Luke Carbon – performer
Luke Carbon is a woodwind artist based in Melbourne. He attended the Australian National Academy of Music during 2015-2016 and was awarded a Master of Music and the ADFAS Melbourne Prize for Outstanding Program in an ANAM recital for his exploration of third stream music. Luke has appeared with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Syzergy Ensemble, and ELISION.
He was the organiser and Artistic Director of the 2016 Up Your Alley Chamber Music Festival and curated a three-day festival of chamber music, conversation, and improvisation, featuring artists including the Arcadia Winds, Affinity Collective, and Julian Burnside. Luke is the founder and organiser of the popular Brisbane chamber music series Paint it Red, now in its fourth year. He hosts the ANAM podcast The Up-Bow Down-Low whose guest have included Douglas Boyd, Roy Howat, and Simone Young. Luke has appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta and the Peter de Jager Festival Orchestra.
Kieran Welch – performer
Kieran Welch is a violist, curator, event producer, DJ, teacher and writer. He combines this diverse, yet complementary set of skills with a passion for presenting a wide range of musical genres to varied audiences, and a thorough training in classical viola performance.
Praised for his “”fiery”” interpretations of contemporary chamber repertoire by CutCommon, Kieran is a core member of the new music septet Nonsemble, and solo has premiered pieces written for him by Chris Perren, Connor D’Netto and Benjamin Heim. Regularly in demand across Australia and the world, recent engagements have seen him perform with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and as a fellow in the 2016 Bang on a Can Summer Festival.
The founder and curator of critically acclaimed post-genre concert series Dots+Loops, Kieran is also an award-winning DJ, and regularly writes for a number of publications. He completed an MPhil in Music Performance at the University of Queensland in 2016, where he studied with Patricia Pollett and Lisa Grosman.
What’s in store for the Hatchlings in 2017?
In 2017, the Academy will feature two separate week-long sessions in Sydney — the first culminating in Sizzle (20-23 April 2017) and the second based around our Carriageworks concert Who Dreamed It? with a session in Sydney from 22-29 September 2017.
Further to the group career development sessions:
The composers will work with Berlin-based Australian composer and guest mentor, Cathy Milliken, and will be given the opportunity to workshop and have a new work performed during our 2018 season.
The performers will work with US-based Australian vocalist and guest mentor, Jessica Aszodi, and will have the opportunity to perform alongside the members of the ensemble as part of Sizzle.
Watch this space!
More on the Hatched Academy here