The Barefoot Orchestra... if you like your entertainment with a twist of lemon (and a shot of vodka)...
Elizabeth Quinn Weekend Notes
TANIA BOSAK & THE BAREFOOT ORCHESTRA IS:
TANIA BOSAK: VOCALS - PERCUSSION - COMPOSER (VIC)
In March 2011 Tania turned down a two-year contract as percussionist, actor, singer and devisor with Cirque de Soleil.
She was seen by chance whilst touring Canada as an actor/musician.
“The narrator, played by Tania Bosak, is nothing short of brilliant. Her spoken voice is gorgeous -... but she doesn't stop there. She sings, she jumps, she entertains, she directs the other actors, and she apparently provides every non-musical sound effect in the show”.
Reviewer Stephanie Dodd Vancouver Review
But there is more to Bosak!
Tania is one of Australia’s leading multi-skilled artists working as a musician, vocalist, actor, musical director and performance trainer. She has worked actively with Idja Dance Theatre as a musician/composer. Her sell out Cabaret ‘Supper at Stanley’s’ and local band Beijao have performed at Jazz Fringe, Melbourne Spiegeltent, and she has worked with percussion-theatre group Stomp, The Graeme Leak String Quartet, Chamber Made Opera (Phobia), Rawcus, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Tania lives between Australia and Europe and now embarks on bringing her unique music and band to Europe for the first time.
DAN WITTON: TUBA - VOICE - DOUBLE BASS
Performer / Musician / Theatrical Collaborator (VIC)
A skillful, intelligent physical performer/multi instrumentalist - Dan is also an adventurous collaborator who has pushed the edges of EXIT. Dan is an accomplished mid-career actor, physical performer, musician, composer and sound designer. Dan is co-founder of Desoxy Theatre. He has also worked with a diverse range of Australian companies performing and devising including Circus Oz, The Blue Grassy Knoll, Chamber Made Opera and The Australian Opera and the Ennio Morricone Experience.
PHIL BYWATER: SAX
B. Music (VCA) (VIC) Australian saxophonist Phil plays tenor, alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet, and flute. He is one of the finest saxophonists in Australia, an exciting and dynamic performer. He plays jazz and world music, free improv, reggae, funk, and contemporary classical music. He leads and composes for his bands group Big Fela and Falling Water Trio.
JON DELANEY: GUITAR
(VIC) One of the Australia’s finest guitarists – effortless flow and a fearless improviser. Jon plays electric jazz guitar with Delaney/Gilmartin/Lee - the primary outlet for his original compositions - the Louisa Rankin Band. Recently Jon has been focusing his attention on the Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt.
AVIVA ENDEAN: CLARINETS ( VIC)
Aviva Endean is a Melbourne-based clarinettist and bass clarinettist whose performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, chamber music, inter-arts collaborations, gypsy, and klezmer music.
A passionate exponent of new and unusual repertoire, Aviva has performed with some of Australia’s leading new music organisations, including Chamber Made Opera, Arcko Symphonic Project, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Team of Pianists, The New Music Network, Aphids, Astra Chamber Music Society andChamber Music Australia, and performed for festivals including Metropolis Festival, BIFEM, Tokyo Experimental Festival and The Melbourne Festival.
ANITA HUSTAS: DOUBLE BASS (VIC) Anita Hustas specializes in improvising double bass performance and composition, and brings a unique sensibility to EXIT and its themes. Her main ensembles are Anemone with Joe Talia and Anthony Schulz, and the Bywater-Hustas Duo with Phil Bywater, Koffer, and David Tolley, Ren Walters and Collider.
JUSTIN MARSHALL: DRUMS - PERCUSSSION - PIANO ACCORDION
(VIC) Multi-Instrumentalist, performer, and composer. He has performed with groups such as ARIA award winning Zulya and the Children of the Underground, Speak Percussion, and The Cumbia Cosmonauts. He has been musical director for opening shows of the 2009 and 2011 Castlemaine State Festival and brings a range of skills as musician and performer to EXIT.
KYNAN ROBINSON: TROMBONE (VIC) With the musical ability to look and play left of field and able to engage in methodology of performance and compositional approaches. Kynan Robinson is considered one of Australia's premier jazz trombonists and composers. He has recorded and played with numerous artists including Brian Brown, Skazz of Melbourne, Adrian Sherriff’s Oynsemble Melbourne and Ted Vining, Big Fela and most recently Collider.
MARGARET CAMERON: Director/Dramaturg (VIC)
Margaret Cameron is a Melbourne based freelance writer, director, performer and resident director with Chamber Made Opera. She is uniquely articulating performance through workshop and performance forums nationally and internationally. Her original works, situated somewhere between performance art and theatre, have been widely performed in Australia.
MARTYN COUTTS: Projection design (VIC) Martyn is an Australian interdisciplinary arts practitioner. With a focus on creating immersive interactive experiences for audiences and communities. Martyn primarily works as a performance maker, director and dramaturg in collaborations or solo around the country and throughout the Asia Pacific. Recent works Salamanca Arts Centre 35th Anniversary as co-director with Ian Pidd.