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Clocked Out and Fatrain present:
Erik Griswold and Adam Simmons

Eclectic musicians Adam Simmons and Erik Griswold pool their collections of saxophones, flutes, toys, prepared piano, and found objects, in a kaleidoscopic exploration of colourful sound.

The vast of collection of master multi-instrumentalist Adam Simmons comprises Tenor, Soprano, Sopranino, Alto, and Baritone Saxophones; Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Shakuhachi! The eclectic Melbourne composer-improvisor performs frequently as a soloist and with his many groups, including Origami and The Adam Simmons Toy Band. Bridging the gaps between jazz, experimental, and world music styles, Simmons is "a player with an astonishing dynamic and tonal range." (The Age)

Keyboardist Erik Griswold uses prepared piano, toy pianos, melodicas, miniature music boxes and objects to create "an enchanting world of miniature keyboards, wit, whimsy and unexpected beauty" (The Age). As co-director of Clocked Out (with Vanessa Tomlinson), he has toured his music around the world, to the U.S., China, Japan, Korea, and Europe, collaborating with creative musicians such as Margaret Leng Tan, Steven Schick, Richard Nunns, and many more.

Read an interview with Miriam Zolin for Jazz Planet

"Griswold and Simmons displayed great sensitivity in their explorations of the timbres and textures of their many instruments...Yes, it was often fun, and often joyful and exuberant. But it was also moving and a delightful audio treat." Roger Mitchell, Ausjazz Blog

Who: Performers Erik Griswold and Adam Simmons
What: New works and improvisations
When & Where: 10 March, 8 pm @ Footscray Arts Centre
12 March, 7:30 pm @ La Mama Theatre, Carlton
13 March, 7:30 pm @ Buninyong Brewery, Buninyong
15 March, 7:30 pm @ University of Wollongong (1/4 Inch Series)
16 March, 6:30 pm @ Harmony Center, Mittagong
17 March, 8 pm @ Campbelltown Arts Centre
18 March, 4 pm @ Cockatoo Calling, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
19 March, 8 pm @ Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, Pearl Beach
with Vanessa Tomlinson:
23 March, 6 pm @ House Concert, Stanthorpe, QLD
24 March, 6:30 pm @ Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium
25 March, 3 pm @ Cooroora Institute, Sunshine Coast

Arts Queensland Griffith University