5:30pm - 6:00pm, Saturday 28 July, 2018
SOLO RECITAL - JOEL CASSIDY (Melbourne)
CAPTURE is a recital presented by Joel Cassidy and his brother Hudson Cassidy exploring different sounds and atmospheres created by the saxophone. CAPTURE opens with a Philippe Geiss’s piece. Kosso Kosso is an imaginary African tale, showcasing a range of saxophone extended techniques and utilises spoken word to create a dreamlike soundscape.
Together with Hudson Cassidy, Joel will perform the first movement of the Tchesnokov Sonata for Soprano Saxophone and piano. Exploring the different utilisations of resonance, this piece starts with solo saxophone, having resonance being captured in the strings of piano to create a picture of isolation.
To conclude the recital, Joel will perform a world premiere piece, “Rhapsodic Shifts.” This piece was written by Brittney Ling to be played at the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival. It is a three-part piece evoking ideas of melodrama, contemplation and child-like joy, all built upon an opening motif.
Joel Cassidy is a 2nd year saxophone student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music studying his Bachelor of Music. He has been playing saxophone for 8 years and is a part of the saxophone ensemble at the university and the Melbourne Saxophone Ensemble. The highlight of Joel’s musical career so far has been in 2017 when he toured the UK with the Salvation Army’s Australian Territorial Youth Band, playing trombone, which culminated in playing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with the Salvation Army International Staff Band. Joel is looking forward to finishing his bachelor’s degree and pursuing a Master’s in teaching or music performance.
Hudson Cassidy has recently completed his Bachelor of Computer Science but has a passion for playing the piano in his spare time. He has played in productions of Miss Saigon and Dimboola and has also won top prizes at the Wimmera Eisteddfod in his solo performances.