Felicity Wilcox is an interdisciplinary composer whose output encompasses concert music, film music, songwriting and improvisation, music for theatre, installation, live events, dance and radio.
NEWS OF FELICITY’S LATEST RELEASE!
Moment is Felicity’s newest CD of solo piano improvisations, just out on Bandcamp, and available for streaming, digital download or as a hard copy LP.
Label psychopyjama had this to say about it:
“Moment… draws on many strands of experience, musical and emotional. It is not ambient music, or jazz (quite) . . . it is not classical music . . . it is a soundtrack for a film playing behind your eyelids where the weather changes gradually. Moment is a world of comfort and challenge. It draws from Wilcox’s decades of experience as a soundtrack composer (some 60 feature films, shorts and series). It can drift like a delicious afternoon with the sun dappling the water . . . big emotional melodies might tug at your heart strings . . . sounds from the interior of the piano can beguile and intrigue.”
Moment was launched in the Blue Mountains to a full house at 100clicksWest on October 6, 2018, and in Sydney on April 3, 2019 at Foundry 616 by improvising trio W.E.S.T.
Wilcox, Encarnacao, Swanton Trio (W.E.S.T.) brings together Felicity Wilcox on piano, John Encarnacao (The Nature Strip) on guitar, and Lloyd Swanton (The Necks) on bass. This exciting new collaboration between three unique composer-performers, who are all individually renowned for their work in jazz, improvisation, indie pop, art music and movie soundtracks, sees each exploring their instrument in conventional and creative ways, using objects and implements to trigger unexpected and unfamiliar sound worlds. The resulting sonic language mixes beautifully executed, more conventional performances on these instruments, with extended techniques that push the bass, piano and guitar trio format to often mesmerising, sometimes confronting, and occasionally unintentional realms of expression!
W.E.S.T is currently collaborating with renowned media artist Grayson Cooke (Southern Cross University) on the production of a long-form, multi-channel, audiovisual installation, Invalid Data W.E.S.T. Here are some images from our recent recording and multi-cam shoot at SCU in Lismore in June, 2019. Stay tuned for more on this exciting project!
VIVRE SA VIE, COMPOSER'S CUT Commissioned for the Australia ENSEMBLE, 2017
Jean-Luc Godard kindly gave me permission to edit his 1962 film, "Vivre Sa Vie" and to create new music for my 15 minute version.
World Premiere: Sir John Clancy Auditorium,September 16, 2017, with follow up performances by Ensemble Offspring, Albany Arts Centre, Subiaco Arts Centre, WA, Septmeber 2018..
"It’s playful, it’s dramatic, and it nudges the boundaries between live and recorded, screen and stage, concert and film with a delicious sense of exploration."
YURABIRONG (PEOPLE OF THIS PLACE), 2016
Bass clarinet-Jason Noble
Video by Ros Dunlop and Felicity Wilcox.
This piece contains multiple influences that reflect the spirits, the echoes and the blend of lives lived in our beautiful Gadigal country, of bush, grasses, sandstone and sea. Dedicated to the Gadigal traditional owners and to Jason Noble.
Yurabirong was released on “Chi’s Cakewalk”, Jason Noble’s CD of solo Australian clarinet works. It has been performed widely by Jason Noble and Ros Dunlop at leading festivals and venues in Australia and the UK, including the Canberra International Music Festival 2017, Musica Viva 2017, and Royal College of Music (London) 2016, among others.
UNCOVERED GROUND, Commissioned for IRONWOOD AND ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING, 2015
Violins-Veronique Serret, Anna McMichael
Bass clarinet-Jason Noble
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, February 28, 2015.
"This engaging commission work...blends early and new music styles effortlessly and seamlessly, and is a brilliant flagship for the sensibilities of the project."