At last - The Ice Suite CD!

Finally you can buy the complete audio recording of our live performance of The Ice Suite from May 2013. So many people have asked for this so we are really happy we have finally produced this CD.

Almost like being in the theatre, just close your eyes and imagine lots of snow and ice!

Order by going to our Music page on this website.

'The Ice Suite' to be performed at Steampunk NZ 2015

Steampunk with apple

Well here we are actually 'steaming'! It was 8pm and  still 98% humidity when we did this shot!

But we are looking forward to wearing all these great warm clothes in May in Oamaru , New Zealand.

We will be performing 2 shows in the Inkbox Theatre at the  Opera House and  a special chat and demo session at Bill's Adventure Books. To book tickets follow the links on our show page - then type in The Ice Suite in the search box..

For all our loyal fans you can get a concession price at the booking agent. Just tick the box!

In Oamaru we'll  be staying with host Roger at Federation House  B&B Inn . Just enough beds for all of us and the instruments.

We also reccomend the Ploughview with Andrew and Tracy  - a little further out of town ( 5 minutes) but so peaceful and the best bed ever!

Steampunk Festival New Zealand

 

We've been invited to perform 'The Ice Suite' at the fabulous and amazing Steampunk NZ Festival in in June in 2015! (This is last year's poster!)

Robert Falcon Scott was one of the last great heroes of the Vicorian age - so his tragic story resonates with the festival's theme.

Also, Oamaru has great historical links with the Scott story - so we have received a  warm reception to the idea of us performing there. 

Oamaru opera house

So, come on over to beautiful victorian Oamaru for the NZ Queen's birthday  weekend and join in the fun!

(Dress VERY warm!)

Here is our stage manager Peter trying out some

suitable clothing for our visit!

Peter dressed for the job!

 

We have a modest crowdfunding campaign happening on Indiegogo!

If you would  like to come and see this show in Oamaru - make a little donation!

 

http://igg.me/at/theicesuite/x/9850012

The Ice Suite video coming soon!

We are pleased to announce that after a week of extensive filming we have several hours of performances and interviews to cut together into several films on our collaboration to create  The Ice Suite. We would like to thank all the crew involved - Marcus Cloherty on direction and camera, Adam, William Martin  and Jackie Fae on extra footage. William and Tegan for sound recording at the Byron concert through the Bay FM studio 4 desk, Juan and Peter for live concert sound and also Adrian and Kali for the live webstream which we will post a link to her at a later date. 

Hear Karena talk about 'The Ice Suite' on Mindwaves

http://www.mindwaves.net.au/?page_id=76

Karena gives an insight into the creation behind 'The Ice Suite' interviewed by Zale Michael Schubert on Bay Fm 99.9. Click on link to hear.

The Ice Suite in Byron Bay May 17th!

 

We are finally playing the home town - we have  had so many requests for this.

There  was only ever one place to  perform this locally and that is the wonderfully set up Byron Community Theatre. We have already performed a twenty minute segment of the Ice Suite here as part of the Byron  Writers Festival in 2012.

Now finally the whole 56 minute multi -media epic.

And as a special treat, bandmember Cye Wood will be filling as support act with a taste of his yet to be released long awaited  solo album.

You can get tickets through the Byron Community Theatre website online, or if you're local just drop in at the centre- on sale now!

And if you are a Bay FM radio subscriber you get a special discount - just enter your subscriber number on the booking form.

 

Co.sonance to play for Shearwater

Ken Naughton and Cye Wood  only discovered while were were in Hobart last year that they both went to the same Steiner school in Sydney ( just a few years apart!)

Ken  tutors individual students at Shearwater Mullumbimby and staff and pupils there have been very keen to hear his work with The Ice Suite ever since we started work on it two years ago.

So we are  doing a special Steiner school performance in May just for art, music and film students in the  afternoon.This will be followed by a Q&A session for students about the work.

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Co.sonance performing at the Mona

 

This is the low res version of this footage so it will load on even the slowest connection!

There will be a higher res version available at the You tube site very soon.

It was an amazing night of world class music- from Brian Ritchie at the start with his extraordinary Shakuhachi performance of 'Hakat Bushi' - a piece written by the first Japanese explorer to the South Pole- Nobu Shirase , to the final piano notes at the end of the deep space images at the very end of the show. 

The Ice Suite  is 54 minutes in length but it passed so quickly for us as performers and even it seems for the audience who gave us a standing ovation then came up to say they didn't want it to end!

We are looking forward to performing the Ice Suite at Festivals all over the world over the next two years.

The Ice Suite

THE ICE SUITE IS COMING!!

 

 

 

We are totally thrilled to announce that we are performing our homage to Scott on the anniversary of his death - March 29th, 2012 - in the fabulous atmospheric surrounds of the Nolan Room in the MONA Gallery in Hobart.

Tickets for this performance are strictly limited due to space so book early online at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra box office from January 12th 2012.OR - just join our mailing list and get a special discount rate and a reserved seat!

This performance is part of the Antarctic Centenary Celebrations Year. Check their events here.

 

 

BRIAN RITCHIE - SPECIAL SUPPORT PERFORMANCE

Brian Ritchie

Our very special guest support artist on the night will be shakuhachi master and Violent Femmes founder Brian Tairaku Ritchie. An acknowledged master of the Japanese bamboo flute , Brian will be performing a specially written piece on the night that also incorporates  an historic  composition  that was  written by Nobu Shirase,  the only Japanese explorer to attempt to reach the South Pole as the same time as Admundsen and Scott.

 

 

ELYJAH MCCLEOD

Elyjah McCleod

We are delighted to welcome Elyjah McCleod aboard the Ice Suite to provide some haunting vocal work in the third part- The Passage! He will be singing the lyrics to the song 'Infinity' - a daring move in an orchestral part but we are confident it will be a beautiful and moving addition to the work.Elyjah is currently performing in Melbourne Cabaret - if you are in Melbourne, go see him!

 

Co.sonance at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Hobart

And from March 2012 if you are in Hobart go and visit the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens where you can hear a sound loop we have  created for the Sub Antarctic Garden room  -only there for the month of March.

 

 

 

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Tickets Now on Sale for The Ice Suite at MONA. Go to Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Box Office: www.tso.com.au .

A Brief History....

 

 

Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron International Film Festival Sound Lounge

On Thursday night Co.Sonance debuted it's sneak preview of 'The Ice SuIte'  at the Byron Bay International Film Festival Sound Lounge.

It was a late spot but the suprisingly sizeable crowd ( considering they had just sat though a day of films) was very enthusiastic about former co.polymer numbers 'Hold to Me', 'Robot Song',and  a short film called 'The Sound of Concrete' ( made by Karena) followed by the 12 minute 'extract' of The Ice Suite  performed live with Cye Wood on violin and Grayson Cooke's images on the walls in four different locations around the room.

Also on the bill were Muttboy and DJ Nuthin with their weird and wonderful world of pure sounds, and Tra La  La Blip with  a pop sensibility midi magic.

More photos of the event in the gallery.

AMBIENT TECHNOLOGIES - an amazing night!

A fantastic night of music, poetry and visuals.

 An enthusiastic and interactive audience sat back and deeply appreciated poetry performances from Glittergirl, and Riddhi, solo peformances from master saxo David Ades and co.sonance member Cye Wood (violin) and a blistering performance of  the 12 minute extract of 'The Ice Suite' - talk about leaving people wanting more! Add to that Grayson Cooke's visuals and Karena's quirky films on robots, concrete and inner city tunnels.

 

Bangalow Classical Music Festival 2012

BANGALOW CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - we were nervous, everyone was SOOO classical - but we went well to a packed house!

Images by Grayson Cooke - Byron Writers Festival

BYRON WRITER'S FESTIVAL - Byron Community Theatre on Friday, August 5th

We performed a 20 minute extract of The Ice Suite with extended visual mix from Grayson. Also on the bill were Yantra de Vilder and Kamahl. 

 

 

     

NORPA's 'Experiments After Dark' on August 12th - a wonderful night full of interesting acts, we felt right at home.