4 April 2017
Bach : On Random
The Australian Bach Society along with bass-baritone Oliver Mann present two solo Cantatas for bass voice and full Baroque orchestra including the transcendental “Ich habe genug” in random play with Mick Turner (Dirty Three, Tren Brothers), one of Australia’s most original and mesmeric guitarists…
…like you hit the random button on your music device, only it's really happening.
(or here's the url – https://www.trybooking.com/PKLX )
5 April 2016
Oliver Mann performs the Bass solos in two Baroque Masterpieces
Handel's Messiah on Saturday evening in the one and only Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Hall of the Melbourne Recital Center, and then one of my favourite Bach Cantatas, BWV104, in the morning on Sunday. Please come.
26 February 2016
Oliver Mann announces first shows for 2016
…announcing some shows for 2016:
BWV147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" (pt 1), JS Bach, Scots Church (Bass solo), cnr Russel and Collins st, city, Melbourne – Feb 28
Autumn in D, performing new solo original music (w guitar/ harmonica), Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston st, Carlton – Feb 28
St John Passion, JS Bach, Scots Church, city Melbourne, (Pilatus, Bass solos) – Good Friday March 25
Mass in B Minor, JS Bach, (Bass solos), touring VIC with the Australian Chamber Choir:
Geelong, March 16
Mornington, March 19
Macedon, April 2
Middle Park, April 3
Messiah, GF Handel, Melbourne Recital Center (Bass solos) – April 9
BWV104 "Du Hirte Israel", JS Bach, St John's Southgate (bass solos) – April 10
27 January 2016
Happy Bday Chris Wilson
My favourite harmonica player had a birthday recently. Clean and powerful player. I picked up a harmonica because of you Chris Wilson. Here’s to you.
1 April 2015
St John Passion free performance this Friday at Scots church in the city, Melbourne, Australia.
Lucky enough to perform in two of JS Bach’s passions in the space of a few months. What a blessing. These are real musical treats. The St. John Passion is a different beast to the St Matthew. It tells the tale of the crucifixion according to the apostle John. If you’re someone who subscribes to a particular religion or not is irrelevant – what’s more relevant is if you are interested in the universe, its stories and its sounds.
Come and hear this amazing piece in completion, in a beautiful setting (the beautiful floral displays kind of explode from the church’s altars, remnants of Malcolm Fraser’s funeral held in the exact same space about a week ago, like fireworks). Either in Geelong tonight, or in Melbourne city this Good Friday:
St John Passion
Wednesday April 1 8pm
The Basilica of St Mary of the Angels
136 Yarra st.
Friday April 3 8pm
cnr Russel and Collins st, city
free (get there early for a good seat)
20 January 2015
st Matthew Passion and its wonders – Aus Liebe
…full of so many gems. They keep coming like missiles. "Aus Liebe":
Bach transcends belief someone said in the comments section. I agree! I agree!
If you haven't heard this work then wrap your ears around it (this one conducted by Herreweghe – thanks Gazza for pointing it out!)
21 October 2014
A list of approaching shows for Oliver Mann, including several Bach cantatas, a support for Augie March and a surfing extravaganza.
FOR OLIVER MANN
SUN 26 OCTOBER – JS BACH’s Cantata BWV63
“Christen Atzet, diesen Tag” (For 4 soloists, chorus, strings, 3 oboes, Bassoon, 4 trumpets, timpani and continuo), 9am @ St John’s Lutheran Church, Southgate, city, Melbourne.
WED 29 OCTOBER – supporting Augie March
at Howler in Brunswick (SOLD OUT). I’ll be performing a set of original songs with a saxophone duet (Steve Majstorovic & Sav Blount)
FRI 7 NOVEMBER – MELBOURNE FESTIVAL: “SPIRIT OF AKASHA”.
I’ll be performing two songs with Mick Turner and a full ensemble, to accompany a surfing film called The Spirit of Akasha, which explores the beauty of surfing and is inspired by the 70s cult surfing film “Morning of the Earth”.
SAT 29 & SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER – “THE NIGHTWATCHMAN”
A concert consisting of two Bach Cantatas performed in the beautiful Newman College Chapel, Melbourne University on 7:30PM ON SATURDAY 29, then a repeat performance at 9am on SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER at St John’s Lutheran Church, Southgate:
JS BACH, Wachet auf (BWV 140)
JS BACH, O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (BWV 20)
FRI 9 JANUARY 2015 – JS BACH St Matthew Passion
7:30pm St. Patrick’s Cathedral Ballarat – a rare performance of this piece opening the 20th annual Ballarat Music Festival.
19 September 2014
Deerhoof jam on a creepy maccas ad…
8 July 2014
joel frederiksen covers nick drake in a beautiful album called requiem for a pink moon.
In 2012 Joel Frederiksen put together a tribute to Nick Drake, called "Requiem for a Pink Moon". The album, an Elizabethan-era re-rendering of Drake songs on period instruments, intertwined with settings of a liturgical requiem and songs by other singer-songwriters from the Elizabethan era (Campion, Dowland), meditates on Drakes Pink Moon record and extends it. But keeps the spectral space. Spinning that fine line that Drake spun in 1972, inter-twining desperation with hope.
Have a listen to what Drake did with From the Morning:
And then Joel Frederiksen:
Here's an interview with Joel:
Finally, thanks Grafy for the recommendation.
30 June 2014
Oliver Mann performs in MSO’s June 2014 Secret Symphony performance of J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ran one of their secret symphonies in the Melbourne city venue One Thousand Pound Bend. It was a performance of Bach's Coffee Cantata (BWV211). The cantata is one of Bach's few secular settings and it tells the story of young Lieschen, sung on the evening by Hannah Dahlenberg, who is having trouble with a coffee fixation. I played the role of Schlendrian, her father, who wants only for her daughter to meet a nice young man. The role of the narrator was sung by Timothy Reynolds. The MSO was led by Donald Nicolson at the harpsichord.