Jeremy Alsop presents Music of the Spheres, every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.
We will be showcasing some music that has influenced our collective past, and is influencing our present and future. If astronomy is seen as the study of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music is seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden objects.
Perhaps music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. If there is a future of peace for humankind, if there is to be an understanding of how these invisible, internal things should fit together, I expect it will come from the artists, because that’s what we do.
Artists are the ones who might be able to help us with our internal, invisible and very real lives. Listening to music as a study of invisible relationships between internal objects. Let’s listen and contemplate some examples of how this works.
Australian music-maker Jeremy Alsop is an original composer, producer and bass player of music beyond genres.
A profound and visionary artist of poetic musical expression with a unique and all-embracing style, Alsop has made many substantial contributions to Australian classical, jazz, rock, pop, folk and cutting-edge experimental music consistently for more than 40 years.
His talents as a musical composer, performer, arranger, engineer and producer have been enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. Current projects include The Strange Music of Reality (TSMOR), and the Jeremy Alsop Anthology Project.
Artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chad Wackerman, Slava Grigoryan, David Hirschfelder, Paul Grabowsky, Mary Doumany, the Australian Concert Trio, Graeme Lyall and Colin Hay, have performed on recordings of his original music. Alsop has featured on recordings with Michael and Randy Brecker, Joe Chindamo, Men at Work, John Sebastian, Don McLean, the World Rhythm Band, John Farnham, Robbie Dupree, Tim Finn, Olivia Newton-John, as well as hundreds of TV shows, advertising and film soundtrack recordings.
As an electric bassist, Alsop has performed in Australia, the US, Europe, Japan and Asia at many venues including the Kennedy Centre Washington, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Shanghai Music Festival, Live Aid 1985, the Sydney Opera House, the UK Chillout Festival, the Paris Music Festival. He has performed with Nigel Kennedy, Don Burrows, Men at Work, Juliet Prowse, Charles Aznavour, James Morrison, Thelma Housden, Slava Grigoryan, Bob Geldof, Tom Jones, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Synergy Percussion, the David Chesworth Ensemble, the Brodsky String Quartet, the Australian Ballet, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and many other wonderful performers.