• Wednesdays in August 2021

Barney McAll
August Artist in Residence

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$10 - $25

Past Event

"McAll finds bewitchingly unexpected turns to take in developing a melody. Masterful” - Sydney Morning Herald

Please be advised that the Script kitchen will not be open for this event and that there will be bar service only.

ARIA-Winning jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll is our August artist in residence. He came up through the downtown 90s New York scene playing the piano with some of the great spiritual jazz heavyweights like Gary Bartz, Roy Ayers, Dewey Redman, and Billy Harper. He also submerged himself in a river of unadulterated funk with the likes of Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Clyde Stubblefield, and The Groove Collective which earned him a Grammy nomination.

Later as musical director for Sia and Daniel Merriweather, he began delving into more pop and electronica and understood he could unite all of his influences into a dark light bizarre blend of improvisation, composition, and percussive offensive funk. His ensembles include “M.O.D.A.S”, “Sylent Running”, “GRAFT” and ASIO (Australian Symbiotic Improvisers Orbit). He was awarded the Australia Council Fellowship in 2007 and was also the 2015 recipient of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks composer residency in Sydney, Australia. 2019, saw multiple releases from Barney – a Research Records release, “Mother Of Dreams And Secrets”, and two singles; “Sweet Water”, for Wondercore Island’s “Seven Wonders” compilation, and “Precious Energy for Pharoah Sanders”, both of which were picked up by Gilles Peterson, Eavesdrop Playlist and other tastemakers.

Across four nights in August Barney will curate and perform original compositions and with his ensemble and special guests including Julien Wilson, Flora Carbo, Rita Satch and Laneous.

  • Dates & Times:

    This season has been postponed. Ticket holders will receive additional information shortly.

    • Wednesday 4 August 2021, 7:00pm

    • Wednesday 11 August 2021, 6:00pm

    • Wednesday 18 August 2021, 7:00pm

    • Wednesday 25 August 2021, 7:00pm

  • Ticket Pricing

    Standard$25
    Monash Students$10
    Standard$25
    Monash Students$10
  • Performance Information

    • Duration:Approximately 2 hours with an interval

    • Venue:The Count’s

    • Age suitability:All ages

    • Things to note:Please be advised that the Script kitchen will not be open for this event and that there will be bar service only.

  • Venue Details

    The Count’s:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

    Accessibility Information
August 4

Non Compliance 4tet
Barney McAll – Piano
Flora Carbo – Alto
Danny Fischer – Drums
Ben Hanlon – Bass

August 11

Sweet Sweet Spirit
Barney McAll – Piano
Rita Satch – Vocals
Belle Bangard – Vocals
Blakely McLean – Bass
Leigh Fisher – Drums and Electronics

August 18

4 Is One (Standards Edition)
Barney McAll – Piano
Julien Wilson – Tenor Sax
Jonah Grant – Bass
Danny Fischer – Drums

August 25

3 Is One
Barney McAll Piano and Electronics
Laneous – Guitar Vocals and Electronics
Leigh Fisher – Drums and Electronics”