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Tallis Room
12:30pm - 1:00pm, Saturday 28 July, 2018


The ‘Deconstruct’ program celebrates contemporary works for saxophone and fixed media. Through the use of prerecorded saxophone sounds, text, and computer generated effects, these works feature prepared electronics in the place of traditional accompaniment methods.  Rob Buckland’s Sopranicity will open the program celebrating the flexibility of the soprano saxophone with floating melodic lines and rich harmonies. Offering a stylistic contrast, One by Dr. Matt Styles presents a brilliant groove feel through percussive effects, extended techniques and jazz articulation on the alto saxophone. Deconstruct, by U.K. composer Jenni Watson, is the title work of this program and demonstrates the musical versatility of performing with fixed media. About Deconstruct, Jenni writes, “the soprano saxophone essentially goes through an exploratory process of picking apart its own opening statement and the material within the accompanying parts, in order to better understand and present this material in a more digestible stable form in the closing statement.”

Jazmin Ealden is a performer, educator and multi-instrumentalist based in Perth. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), Jazmin is now completing a Bachelor of Music Honours at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) majoring in classical saxophone under the tutelage of Dr. Matthew Styles. This year's performance opportunities for Jazmin include the role of alto saxophone in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances with the Faith Court Symphony Orchestra, playing soprano saxophone in Ravel’s Bolero and alto saxophone in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the West Australian Youth Orchestra and leading Basement Saxx; WAAPA’s dynamic saxophone ensemble. She was also selected as a finalist in WAAPA's prestigious Warana concerto competition. Jazmin’s performance activities have been enhanced by her current research project focusing on the diversity of classical saxophone repertoire. She is excited to continue to promote innovative, multi-stylistic works for saxophone.