COSMOS MADE CONSCIOUS
VOICE, TRUMPET & GUITAR
GUITAR & EFFECTS
SAXOPHONES, ALTO FLUTE & PIANO
DRUMS & PERCUSSION
COSMOS MADE CONSCIOUS
ALBUM OUT NOW
"SLOW TOUR" ON NOW
Cosmos Made Conscious is a new body of work created by Paige Duggan, compositions that explores the universe and our place in it, connecting space and time from matter to antimatter.
This new album sees her joined by a stellar band of some of Australia's finest jazz genre-bending musicians: Robbie Melville (guitar and effects), Zoe Frater (electric bass), Gideon Brazil (saxophones, flute and piano), Maddison Carter (drums and percussion).
This collection of songs explore the connections between the universe and us. It includes some particularly reflective pieces allowing a meditative, contemplative space. Others are more lyrical and textural. Thoughtfulness, yet feeling is gathered in the moment, utilising the full diversity of sound only possible by musicians of this calibre and experience. A musical journey through the cosmos and our minds, life and human parallels to what we discover in the universe.
Paige has also created art, animation and film to be presented at the shows to enhance the live experience, engage and support an inclusive performance for people of all abilities.
To see the artwork visit Paige's instagram here.
Paige Duggan is a jazz artist and composer based in Ballarat whose compositions bend genres between jazz, contemporary folk and the cinematic. Imagine Joni Mitchell meeting Vince Jones in a galaxy not far from here - voice and trumpet soaring over the constellations of our hearts and minds.
With more than 20 years under her belt, her performances are full of thoughtful stories, beauty and vulnerability.
Paige has released several recordings including an album of jazz standards, Indigo. She has appeared in a number of festivals including the main stage of Queenscliff Music Festival, White Night Ballarat and Castlemaine Jazz Festival and has performed in many venues including Paris Cat (Melbourne). Paige has been interviewed and performed live on ABC Tasmania and Western Victoria, JoyFM’s Bent Notes and other community radio stations. As well as these programs her recordings have also been heard on ABC Jazz’s Jazztrack, RN’s Inside Sleeve, ABC’s Home Cooked, 3CR and many other community radio stations across Australia.
She is also a qualified visual artist and is heavily involved in community work in Ballarat. She lives with a disability, is a single mother to 3 children and is a member of the LGBTIQ+ community.
Paige has produced animation/film art to be presented with the music. These are presented at live performances and online. As an artist with a disability Paige aims to make her performances as all abilities engaging and inclusive as possible.
Performance space requires:
-Preferably some way to project or display (such as a large screen) the animation-art-film.
The program is best divided into two 45min sets to allow Paige to discuss the pieces and for expression in soloing to be fully explored.
@paigeduggan_studios on Insta
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Cosmos Made Conscious is new body of Australian jazz music composed by Paige Duggan. It has been made possible with support from
Creative Victoria's New Music Works Grant
and the Sustaining Creativity Initiative from Regional Arts Victoria.