“Astrolabe”: a Jazz Suite by Chris Cody

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the French Fête de la Musique on June 21st, and in partnership with the French Embassy, Phoenix Central Park invites international pianist and composer Chris Cody to perform his jazz suite Astrolabe.

Lapérouse arrived here just six days after the First Fleet in 1788. After he left these shores a few weeks later he was never seen again, his two ships being shipwrecked near the Solomon Islands. The incredible voyage and disappearance at sea of this French navigator has been an inspiration for Cody to write this work that explores different times and places, identity and the meetings of cultures. The powerful and moving music draws upon jazz, classical and diverse world music influences inspired by the voyage. There is plenty of space for the musicians to open up and improvise over the different moods, textures and styles, ranging from calm meditation to exuberant joy.

Start Time : 18:30
Country : Australia
Venue : Phoenix Central Park
Address : Chippendale, NSW 2008

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