An Australian Symphony – orkest de ereprijs

About this performance:

‘An Australian Symphony’ by Callum Watson performed by orkest de ereprijs.

This work explores a soundscape of Australian orchestral colours and textures that are then overshadowed by modernity. It questions whether we are losing cultural values recognised by Australian poet George Essex Evans in 1906.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Geelong Jazz Soirées Is Moving!

Having listened to your feedback, we are making some big changes to Geelong Jazz Soirées to make it the best possible experience for you. You wanted a quiet performance venue with top quality food and drink…we are delivering! As such, we are taking a brief hiatus for three months, then…

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Danny Boy – Ensemble Epiphany

About this performance:

Callum Watson’s arrangement of Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) is here performed by Saxophone Septet Ensemble Epiphany live in the Geelong Library as part of Geelong After Dark 2019.

Ensemble Epiphany includes: Joel Hands-Otte, Eleanor Moller, Bridget Black, Julia Curl, Allanah Coldwell, Ryan Lynch, Zebulun Lea.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Callum wins Geelong Youth Award

Callum is delighted to win the Geelong Youth Award for Arts & Music presented by the City of Greater Geelong. The awards recognise the positive impacts young people aged between 12 and 25 years have made in Greater Geelong across areas such as social justice, care, sport and the arts.…

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Playing With Division – Callum Watson

About this performance:

Playing With Division is composition exploring the potential of jazz and classical fusion in the most overt – yet cohesive way possible. The work features a prominent opening theme fusing elements of classical Mozartian harmony with with moments of syncopated quartal jazz harmony. This is then contrasted by a virtuosic B section section reminiscent of Philip Glass-style minimalism which segues decisively into a conventional jazz improvised section .

This semi-improvised performance was recorded live-to-air by Callum (Piano) on 3MBS Melbourne. There is also an arrangement of this work for flute, clarinet and piano which is included in my album ‘Echoes Of Earth’.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Boombox Requests – Geelong After Dark

About this performance:

Boombox Requests was hit at Geelong Regional Libraries this year at Geelong Library!

If you missed it, check out some snippets in this video featuring: Joel Hands-Otte, Eleanor Moller, Bridget Black, Julia Curl, Allanah Coldwell, Ryan Lynch, Zebulun Lea and Lucy Head.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Waltzing Matilda – Callum Watson

About this performance:

Improvised Jazz arrangement of the classic australian song. It is played on a new Brodmann PE 212 grand piano.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

White Chapel from London Suite – Fats Waller

About this performance:

Callum Watson performs his arrangement of White Chapel with references from Warsaw Concerto. Live-to-air on 3MBS radio.

Callum Watson

Callum Watson born 1997 in Melbourne is an ambassador for young Australian jazz and classical talent, a respected pianist and composer, and a prolific producer spanning across jazz, classical and theatre.

In addition to winning the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition, Watson has won a variety of awards and grants including from Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018), state (Creative Victoria, 2019) and local governments (City of Greater Geelong, 2019) and internationally from orkest de ereprijs in the Netherlands (2019).

Geelong’s home of Jazz

Jazz has had a hard time in Geelong in recent years with many well-established Jazz groups having to call it a day. The once thriving scene – fostered by a renowned jazz course at The Gordon – has given way to just a smattering of performances across the region. Acclaimed…

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Creative Victoria supports Surf Coast composer

Local composer Callum Watson has been selected to take part in the 25th International Young Composers Meeting in the Netherlands early next year. The meeting invites 16 of the best young composers from around the world to collaborate on experimental new musical works for Orkest De Ereprijs – a leading…

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