second self // Zachary Johnston
A big welcome back to our third guest for second self - violinist Zachary Johnston, who will be a familiar face to Rubiks fans! Zachary has previously performed with the ensemble in things are become new and Imaginarium.
Australian contemporary violinist, string educator, and random mandolinist, Zachary Johnston is a member of several new music ensembles including Arcko Symphonic Project, 3 Shades Black, 6º ensemble, and Bolt Ensemble.
As part of long-term research Zac is investigating into how curiosity and New Music is integrated into pedagogy, particularly in violin studies. He has taken this philosophy into his education work with various ensembles including conducting State Music Camp, MSO Pizzicato Effect, and a variety of improvisation and New Music workshops for school ensembles. Complementing this, Zac was recently offered a scholarship to work with Walter Thompson with an aim to incorporate the live compositional technique of 'Soundpainting' into education and performances in Australia.
Zac has performed with Argonaut for the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM) since 2013, completed a Masters of Music Performance Teaching in 2013, participated in the 2014 and 2016 Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, and performed as part of the 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts.
Sunday February 5, 5pm
Church of All Nations, Carlton
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