- Thu 24 Nov 2016
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Entry $15 Friends $10
- Students with ID free
- All welcome
- Booking essential
Hayden Chisholm, saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist performs and presents his new short films
After several European premieres, Hayden Chisholm, saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist returns to his home town to give a solo performance and present his new short films.
At this Monica Brewster Evening Chisholm performs his works The Well Tempered Sruti Box and Hommage to Len and screens his short film Sisyphus Runs.
Chishom will also screen the New Zealand premiere of Rebecca Horn's Fata Morgana with music composed by Hayden Chisholm.
Hayden Chisholm is a New Zealand saxophonist and composer originally from New Plymouth. After studying in Cologne with a DAAD scholarship he continued his music studies in Japan in India. In 1995 he developed a new microtonal system he termed 'split scales' for saxophone which he revealed on his debut solo CD Circe. Since then his compositions have been recorded by BBC and WDR radios and he has toured and recorded extensively worldwide. He has created music for several Rebecca Horn installations as well as composing scores for her films. In 2008 he was assistant director in the Salzburger Festspiele. He has taught at Universities throughout the world and gives yearly master classes in Greece. He curates the annual Plushmusic festival in Cologne and Bremen. In 2013 Chisholm released the 13 Box Set 13 Views of the Heart's Cargo and received the German SWR Jazz Prize. In 2015 he was Improvisor in Residence in Moers and opened the Moers Jazz Festival. In 2016 he released his second 13CD box Cusp of Oblivion on the Moontower Foundation Edition and directed his first short film Sisyphus Runs.