@ MOFO Festival 2017
cellF was invited to participate in the MONA_FOMA festival, one of Australia’s most important contemporary art & music events. MONA_FOMA (curated by MONA) is renowned internationally for high caliber and diverse programming prioritising experimentation and collaboration across platforms.
MONA invited us to install cellF in a dedicated space within the museum – the stunning ‘Organ Room’ so that during the day museum visitors experienced it as a sound installation. This was the first time we did it… and it worked quite well.
cellF also performed 3 performances:
On the 20th of January cellF performed with Mindy Meng Wang playing the guzheng—a traditional Chinese string instrument that dates back more than 2,500 years juxtaposing the extremes – traditional-acoustic and techno-scientific.
On the 21st of January cellF performed with Scott Tinkler, an incredible Australian trumpet player and composer.
On the 22nd of January cellF performed with Okkyung Lee (cello), one of the prominant fugure in the experimental music scene in NYC.
Australian trumpeter Scott Tinkler has been performing professionally since 1983 and is well known for his many brilliant incarnations as an ensemble player, recording and touring with such groups as the Australian Art Orchestra, Mark Simmonds Freeboppers, The Paul Grabowsky Quintet and The Dale Barlow Quintet as well as with international artists such as Mark Helias, Joe Lovano, Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Han Bennink, Billy Harper, Arthur Blythe, Cindy Blackman, Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani etc.
Okkyung Lee (born 1975 in Daejeon, South Korea) is a South Korean cellist, improviser, and composer. Lee moved to Boston in 1993, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Writing and Production and Film Scoring (Berklee College of Music), and a master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation (New England Conservatory of Music). In 2000, Lee moved to New York and immersed herself in the city’s downtown music scene. Since then, she has collaborated with a wide range of musicians and artists, including Laurie Anderson, David Behrman, Mark Fell, Douglas Gordon, Jenny Hval, Vijay Iyer, Christian Marclay, Lasse Marhaug, Haroon Mirza, Thurston Moore, Ikue Mori, Lawrence D “Butch” Morris, Jim O’Rourke, Evan Parker, Marina Rosenfeld, Wadada Leo Smith, Swans, Cecil Taylor, C. Spencer Yeh and John Zorn.