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About Clocked Out|
Clocked Out (Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson) create new music with a sense of play and adventure. They use prepared piano, percussion, found objects and toys to craft their trademark "warped grooves" and evocative soundscapes. Drawing on a wide variety of influences from experimental, jazz, and world music, Clocked Out has played everywhere from Sydney Opera House to Roulette (New York) and Super Deluxe (Tokyo), collaborating with a wealth of creative artists along the way.
The pair met in the mid 90s at University of California, San Diego, while studying with Steve Schick, George Lewis, and Roger Reynolds. Since 2000 they have lived in Melbourne and Brisbane, releasing five albums, touring, collaborating and producing concert series and festivals, including "The Cage in Us" (John Cage retrospective), "A Message from Sirius" (Stockhausen retrospective), "Amazing Women" (chamber music composed by women), and "The Trilling Wire" (Australian chamber music and improvisation).
Clocked Out has received the APRA / AMCOS Award for "Outstanding Contribution by an organization" and two Green Room Awards, as well as grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland, Asia Link Foundation and Arts Victoria. They are currently Ensemble in Residence at Queensland Conservatorium.