Bree van Reyk

Drums / percussion

Bree van Reyk plays drums and percussion, writes and produces music, creates performances and makes unkempt musical instruments using old bits of wood and guitar strings. She has toured and recorded extensively throughout Australia and around the globe with Paul Kelly, Gurrumul, Justine Clarke, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko, Lior, Katie Noonan, Darren Hanlon, and many other songwriters and ensembles. Bree is a long-standing member of Ensemble Offspring and Synergy Percussion and has been commissioned by both groups. With visual artist Lauren Brincat she has created new work for AGNSW, MCA, GOMA, MOFO, Next Wave and Performance Space with a particular focus on large-scale performative works. As a composer, Bree has been commissioned by Urban Theatre Projects, Marrugeku, Shaun Parker Company, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Dance Company, the MCA, The Letter String Quartet, Ensemble Offspring, Synergy Percussion, the Canberra Youth Orchestra, fashion designer Bianca Spender. Bree is currently studying towards a Master of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as part of the Composing Women Program where she is studying with Liza Lim and Damien Ricketson and writing new works for world re-known flautist, Claire Chase, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Chamber Opera.www.breevanreyk.com