Linsey Pollak Live and Loopy

Linsey’s You Tube channel has had over 3 million views… He’s amazing!

Fri 24th August 2012

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall

Doors open 7pm show time 7.30pm to 8.30pm (1 show only)

Tickets $15 + bf in advance thru MOSHTIX
Tel: 1300 438 849 or online by Clicking Here.

Or $20 at door, kids under 13 Free


Linsey PollackLinsey makes music by live looping instruments of his own making such as the saxillo, “Mr Curly”, the Rubber Glove bagpipe and Donna (a glass bass clarinet).

Using these instruments as well as voice, balloons, melodica, jawharps and a carrot clarinet he cunningly creates layers of music so that the audience can enjoy the process of composition as well as the product of performance.

Watch and listen as he “uses electronic wizardry neatly combined with DIY ingenuity to play an array of unexpectedly surprising single reed instruments along with voice-generated rhythm tracks or blasts out a dose of groovy seventies style funk with “Mr Curly” (a contra-bass clarinet made from plastic garden hose) that has audiences bopping in their seats.”

Biography

Linsey Pollak is well known all around Australia and the world as a musician, instrument maker, composer and musical director. He has toured his various solo shows extensively in Europe, Nth America and Asia since 1996. All these shows over the last 20 years have featured Live Looping – whether looping sounds created with a bicycle (Cycology), with carrots (The Art of Food), with sounds of extinct and endangered species (The Extinction Room) or with sounds from the audience (The Voice Collector).

Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, bicycles, chairs, brooms and rubbish bins. First developed in his solo show “Bang it with a Fork” and further in the acclaimed children’s show “Out of the Frying Pan”, this line of musical inventiveness has been combined with live looping to develop nine different solo shows over a period of 20 years such as “Knocking on Kevin’s Door”, “Playpen”, “Making Jam” and “Passing Wind”. The next (10th) solo show will be part of LoopFest.

Linsey has:

• established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA.

• co-ordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States.

• performed at most major Festivals around Australia.

• recorded 28 albums with various groups.

• worked as a musical instrument maker for over 35 years designing a number of new wind instruments.

His current musical projects are his solo shows “Live & Loopy”, “Passing Wind” & “The Extinction Room”, the street bicycle clarinet trio “The Cycologists” and World music duo “Dva” (with Tunji Beier).

Reviews etc.

“Linsey Pollak is one of Australia’s most brilliant and under-rated composer/musicians. He is wildly innovative in the use of instruments but never lets his experimentation get in the way of the musicality of a work.” – The Courier Mail, Brisbane

“Knocking on Kevin’s Door …is a little gem.” The Australian.

“He (Linsey) is famous Australia-wide and has the fantastic ability to capture people’s imagination.” – Music Live

“The unexpected is what Pollak…does so well.” – The Courier Mail, Brisbane

“Pollak’s creativity shines… Combining comedy and music making.” – Hong Kong Standard

Tickets $15 + bf in advance thru MOSHTIX
Tel: 1300 438 849 or online by Clicking Here.

or $20 at door, children under 13 FREE (all ages non-alcohol family friendly event)

Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley
(Take exit 89 from M1 Motorway, turn right at Caltex Service station T-intersection traffic lights onto Tallebudgera Creek Rd, the hall is 7.2kms on the left).

You Tube links for pieces from “Live & Loopy”

 

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Visit Linsey’s You Tube Channel with over 3 million views…

Or check out his personal website www.linseypollak.com

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