Ali Fyffe and Matt Hincliffe, together, known as 'Halfsound', are an up-and-coming saxophone duo, whose dedication and proficiency is only surpassed by their vibrancy. These two young, multi-award winning virtuosos are hosting an evening of freshly composed harmonies at the Victorian College of the Arts, as they bid au revoir to Australia. So throw on a jacket and come join them, in their special farewell concert (free of charge) squeezing in a last hurrah, before embarking on a tour of South-East Asia - a burgeoning art scene they're fondly returning to, as they refine their expertise.
Based in Melbourne, both are adventurous globetrotters, journeying around the world on a quest to expand themselves and their network. For instance, spending 2013-14 in Paris dedicating themselves to furthering their music studies, but whilst doing so, meeting American saxophonists Jacob Kopcienski and Don-Paul Kahl. They took the initiative to form the Quanta Saxophone Quartet, an international cooperative, commissioning works by young Australian and American composers, and performed these works to ardent audiences - from Melbourne, to Perth, to Europe.
Ali and Matt aren't only committed to their musicianship, but to promoting new works from young artists. It's an ongoing objective, based on their belief in encouraging musical expression and is ultimately achieved, both through their commitment to ongoing self-development, plus collaborating with young artists. A practice they've exercised for seven year since their first collaboration as members of KHASM Saxophone Quartet. Through this Melbourne-based ensemble, they have teamed up with equally passionate local talent, spawning a longstanding tradition of actively promoting a talent evolution.
For a succinct biography of these musicians, including numerous accolades and awards.
The concert program includes new works by: Michael A. Bakrnčev, Leah Blankendaal, Jakob Bragg, Vincent Giles, Luke Hutton, Josten Myburgh, Camille Robinson, David Seedsman, Eli Simić-Prošić and Peter Wilson. Ali Fyffe and Matt Hinchliffe (saxophones). Entry's free. Donations towards tour expenses are gratefully accepted. For further information contact Ali and Matt: email@example.com. Or check their website. Thank you!