Lives/works: Victoria, Kulin Nation
Callum G’Froerer is a Naarm (Melbourne) based trumpet player, active in various improvised and notated musical settings. Originally from sunny Perth, he was based in Berlin from 2015-2018, and previously in Melbourne from 2012-2014.
He is active commissioning and collaborating on new work, resulting in a new body of work being created for the double-bell trumpet. G’Froerer has performed solo recitals and with new music ensembles internationally and has premiered works by Ann Cleare, Anthony Pateras, Laure M. Hiendl, Liza Lim, Cat Hope, and James Rushford.
His long-term composition project ‘Charcoals’ spans electro-acoustic works, field recordings, performance pieces, and acoustic chamber music – all performance/site-specific.
G’Froerer’s residency involves two weeks of focused compositional and performative exploration on instruments in the trumpet family as well as experimentations with electronics.
His residency will involve deep focus on and analysis of the ways the various elements in my compositions interact and how this can be expressed or explored using fabric metaphors. Experiments will be conducted in combining various elements. Apart from having focused time and interacting with other artists, elements of the sites on and surrounding Bundanon will be worked into the composition. ‘Place’ is an element that is slightly less tangible than the elements that are heard, seen, or felt in a performance space.
These investigations will contribute toward the creation of a new work, not only for the purposes of his PhD, but as part of his professional creative output. The new work will be presented as a 6 hour electro-acoustic performance-installation at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.