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Alana Macpherson Quartet & Special Feelings: Young Women Against Sexual Violence Event
Monday 03 May 7.00pm
Alana Macpherson Quartet and Special Feelings come together for a night of jazz to support three women who will be sharing their own personal experiences of sexual violence. This is not a solemn night, but a night to amplify the voices of women and to celebrate our strength together.
Young Women Against Sexual Violence
YWASV is an organisation which hosts events in art galleries, music venues and creative spaces to engage the community in discussions about attitudes and behaviours which lead to the prevalence and normalisation of sexual violence. These events are organised by women with lived experience of sexual violence, which in doing so, helps to provide support and empower women by taking action and having our voices heard. These events also function to educate all members of the community on what healthy sexual relationships look like.
Alana Macpherson Quartet
Featuring some of Perth’s most beloved musicians, the Alana Macpherson Quartet brings together original compositions and open improvisations in an intimate setting. Inspired by Ornette Coleman and the early free jazz movement of the 1960s, this ensemble brings a fresh take on this music, as well as providing a modern insight into the many possibilities of the chord-less quartet.
Alana Macpherson – alto saxophone
Jessica Carlton – trumpet
Kate Pass – bass
Talya Valenti – drums
Feeling their way through a jounery into the unknown, instrumental band Special Feelings pushes boundaries of experimental “Stoner Jazz” with influences from house and broken-beat. The collective have two consistent members Naomi and Polly-Pearl, who collaborate with a range of Perth’s finest musicians. The live show sound remains fresh and depends on who is jamming with them on stage. “We like to create a space where musicians we trust and love can express there feelings through the live shows. We write our parts but we leave our collective to feel out their own vibes and interpret our song as we go along. We aren’t afraid to break norms and try new things. We will continue to learn as we go along.”