Wednesday December 28th at 7 p.m.
and MONICA BROOKS
at The Peopleâ€™s Republic of Australasia
with a very, very special Xmas surprise
for the People!!!
Monica Brooks and Jim Denley have been regular collaborators since they first met in 2002.
In recent years they have played together with the quartet Embedded, which recently toured New Zealand.
With West Head Project they have released a CD and in January they will play together at Mona Foma in Hobart.
Jim has played throughout Australia, Europe, Japan and the US with artists such as Chris Abrahams, Clare Cooper, Keith Rowe, Joel Stern, Robbie Avenaim, Jon Rose, John Butcher, Otomo Yoshide, Fred Frith, Phil Niblock, Trey Spruance, Clayton Thomas, Tess de Quincy, Axel Doerner, Adam Sussman, Ami Yoshida, Oren Ambarchi, Tony Buck, Ikue Mori, Satchiko M, Malcolm Goldstein and Annette Krebs.
‘This is music at it’s most primal, enhancing the beauty of creation.’ (John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald).
Jim has recently returned from concerts in Europe and South America.
Monica Brooks hails from the mountain tops of the western plains, primarily focusing on the relationship termites have to astronomical phenomena such as the aurora australis. Monica is often found playing few notes in slow succession on the piano accordion in West Head Project, Splinter Orchestra, Mayas/Altman/Brooks Trio, and she made Z grade celebrity status in the band formerly known as Ubercube. She also amuses herself with radios and guitar pedals in a trio with Anna Vo and Nadene Pita. Monica on occasion delves deep into the superficial habitats of indie music as a perpetual novice of the piano and computer, and thoroughly enjoys a good yodel with other beer-swilling slags around the Sydney sub-tropics. Monica has made a number of attempts to transform into an artist/sound sculptor, and used to spell her name with a â€˜kâ€™ to appear more exotic.
Monica’s piano is vastly different to her accordion…
in this concert she will play solo piano as well as playing with Jim.
THERE WILL BE THREE SETS ON THE NIGHT !!!
EVENTS AT THE PEOPLEâ€™S REPUBLIC ARE FREE
WITH DONATIONS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED!
PLEASE RSVP TO THIS nshimmin [at] dodo.com.au ASAP FOR FURTHER DETAILS
EVENT IS BYO