Sound and Sight with Miroslav Bukovsky

Dates & times

Sat 26 September 2020, 18:00


Drill Hall Gallery

Image: James Rogers Tunnelvision, install image by Rob Little


Saturday 26 September

Tickets to session 1: 6 – 7pm

Tickets to session 2: 8 – 9pm

Five musicians come together to expound Miroslav Bukovsky’s adventurous new jazz composition inspired by sculptures in James Rogers survey show Tunnelvision at the Drill Hall Gallery. This night brings together John Mackey (Saxophone), James Luke (Bass), Luke Glanville (Drums), Richard Johnson (Saxophone and electronics), and Miroslav Bukovsky (Trumpet) for a special performance in a dialogue James Rogers’ artwork. The concert includes percussive sound samples from the studio of James Rogers in Walcha NSW.

Inspired by sculptures like Shallows 2016, Moiré Bay 2012, and Tableau 2014, this music melds composition with metallic and ambient sound and improvised free jazz.

Miroslav is one of Australia’s leading jazz trumpeters and composers. He was one of founding teachers of the first Jazz course in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium in 1975. John Mackey has been a member of Faculty at the ANU School of Music since 2000 and performed with many Jazz legends including BB King, Ray Charles, Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Jim McNeely, Kenny Werner, Al Cohn, Mike Nock, Nat Adderley among others. James Luke is a “first call” bass player for many artists from trad jazz to modern pop and rock. He has performed with artists such as renowned jazz drummer Olavi Louhivouri (Finland), jazz ukelele virtuoso Benny Chong (USA), Ian and Nigel Date, “Bushwackers” front man Dobe Newton and many others. Luke Glanville is a Canberra-based drummer who performs locally and interstate in a number of Jazz bands. Richard Johnson is a local improviser using wind instruments, he is the director of the international music festival SoundOut and runs the recording label SoundOut recordings.

This special event is not to be missed, limited numbers due to COVID-19 restrictions. Book now to secure your place.

Ticket includes one drink.


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Please register by 26 September 2020

Lucy Chetcuti

Updated:  22 September 2020/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery