Simone de Haan: A Kaleidoscope of New Music for Solo Trombone

Monday 18 September 2017

Recital Hall East

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Internationally acclaimed Australian trombonist and improviser Simone de Haan presents an engaging program of all Australian music especially written for him, from works for trombone and electronic tape by Keith Humble and Robert Douglas, to new commissions for solo trombone by Phil Treloar and Daryl Pratt, as well as a spontaneous improvisation of his own.


Daryl Pratt
Travelogue (2017) for solo trombone  8’

Robert Douglas
La Sphère Frissonnante (1986) for trombone and acousmatic sound 10’

Phil Treloar
(2016) for solo trombone 12’

Simone de Haan
(2017) for solo trombone 5’

Keith Humble
Kal Ida’s Cope (1987) for trombone and electronic tape 15’

Simone de Haan, contemporary trombonist, master teacher, artistic director and leading music educator, is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost musicians and advocates for contemporary music making in all its forms. As a soloist, member of the Australia Contemporary Music Ensemble (directed by Keith Humble) and co-founder of the leading contemporary music projects Flederman (with Carl Vine) and Pipeline (with Daryl Pratt), Simone has commissioned over 150 works by Australian composers, ranging from solo works, to new compositions for trombone with live electronics and multi-media. His performance experience also ranges from principal trombone positions with the WASO and Sydney Elizabethan Orchestra, to international solo and ensemble performances and master teacher engagements throughout Australia and internationally. During his career, Simone has performed several Australian premieres of leading mainstream trombone concertos, together with a range of the established solo and chamber music repertoire. He has also collaborated extensively with many of Australia’s foremost composers, improvisers and dancers. Whilst resident in Europe in 1986, Simone was active in the Dutch improvisation scene as a soloist, freelancer and member of the Maarten Altena Octet and he also performed extensively with the internationally renowned Ensemble Modern based in Frankfurt. He was also the foundation Artistic Director of several music festivals, including the Queensland Music Festival, International New Music Tasmania Festival, and Jammin…making music together, a major collaborative event on South Bank in Brisbane. Simone has held significant music education leadership roles as Professor and Director of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music UTAS, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the ANU School of Music.

ticket pricing
  • Free, bookings not required.