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+ 2014

23 November
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, NSW
31 August
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Brisbane Qld
Gary France - The Total Percussion Experience Gary France - Make a Joyous Sound Sponsored by Yamaha Music Australia and Innovative Percussion
29 August
Jeff Tain Watts Drumset Clinic
The Street Theatre and the Gary France Academy of Percussion present this international artist in a clinic: Jeff Tain Watts (USA) Friday August 29 7pm, 2014 Street Theatre, Canberra a kind of pure, extremely musical percussion. He spends time inside rhythmic patterns that are complex but not flashy; he sounds as if he's knocking down the formalized patterns of jazz drumming and starting from scratch. New York Times
24 – 28 August
Arte Publiku
A large scale festival of public art and performance practice. Gary France will participate in this festival in Timor -Leste, Indonesia
20 – 23 August
ABODA South Australia Band Festival
Gary France will adjudicate the Adelaide Band Festival 2014 as well as compose test pieces for the percussion ensembles. Ensemble will perform his test piece Time Splash as part of the festival.
15 – 17 August
Vibe workshop Down under with Toni Miceli (USA)
Synergy Space, Sydney Australia Get your vibe on with one of the worlds leading educators. This workshop features jazz vibe great Tony Miceli, in a 3-day intensive study on the art of improvisation. Each student will closely work with Mr Miceli. The week will conclude with a concert featuring the students of the workshop and guest artists and an online vibe hang. This is the perfect opportunity for keyboard percussionists to expand their awareness of improvisation and the jazz idiom.
4 June
Mark Sherman 1 day Vibraphone Intensive
Presented by the Gary France Academy of Music, Mark Ford presented this informative workshop, supported by Innovative Percussion and Dynasty.
2 April
John Curtin Senior High School
Gary France will mentor musicians in the Gifted and Talented Extension Music and Academic Program. Sponsors: School of Instrumental Music IMSS DoE WA, Yamaha Music Australia, Innovative Percussion
2 April
University of Western Australia School of Music
Gary France "Make a Joyous Sound" Percussion Pedagogy for music educators of all ages. Sponsors:University of Western Australia, School of Instrumental Music IMSS DoE WA, Yamaha Music Australia, Innovative Percussion
1 April
Churchlands Senior High School
Gary France will mentor musicians in the Gifted and Talented Extension Music and Academic Program. Sponsors: School of Instrumental Music IMSS DoE WA, Yamaha Music Australia, Innovative Percussion
31 March
Perth Modern School, Perth Western Australia
Gary France will mentor musicians in the Gifted and Talented Extension Music and Academic Program. Sponsors: School of Instrumental Music IMSS DoE WA, Yamaha Music Australia, Innovative Percussion
30 March
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Perth W.A.
4 – 11 January
The PAS Australian National Drum and Percussion Camp 2014
The PAS Australian National Drum and Percussion Camp January 6 - 11, 2014 Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide , South Australia Gary France / Timothy Jones Directors, Faculty headliners included: Nebojsa Zivkovic , Ben Toth, Frank Kumor,Ted Atkatz , Grant Collins, Graham Morgan, Damian Corniola, Eugene Ughetti, Mark Robinson, Amanda Grigg and many more!
http://community.pas.org/Australia/NewItem1
Festival Program and Schedule
Percussion Extravaganza Concert Program
Feature Story, Adelaide Advertiser
Concert Review
1 January
PERCUSScene Magazine Issue # 9
Digital Edition, Gary France Senior Editor, contributor and photographer.
http://www.printgraphics.net.au/myfiles/ps09/index.html

+ 2013

17 – 19 December
So Good a Thing "a celebration of the music of Judith Clingan"
Gary France performed as part of this three day festival.
http://judithclingan.net.au
Flyer
13 – 16 November
Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2013
Gary France will attend the world largest gathering of drummers and percussionists in his role as member of the Board of Directors as well as President of the Australia Chapter
http://www.pas.org/index.aspx
10 – 12 November
Gary France in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA
7 November
ANU / RMC Combined Band Lunch Time Concert
The Band of the Royal Military College,Music Director - Major Dan Hiscock, Duntroon is joined by students and staff of the ANU School of Music including the ANU Chamber Choir for a Lunchtime Concert. Special guest artists include Peter Tregear and Gary France. 12:30pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Poster
17 October
Sudhana's Steps Canberra Premiere Lunch Time Concert ANU School of Music
Program
Program
9 October
Sudana's Steps: World Premiere Performance
Program for world premier performance.
3 October
Ode To Music
Concert: featuring students and faculty of ANU School of Music. Suite for Solo Drumset and Percussion Ensemble, David Mancini soloist Sean Connaughton with ANU DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Gary France-Director
Program
1 October
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 8
October 2013 Issue Online "E" edition
http://www.printgraphics.net.au/myfiles/ps08/index.html
29 September – 1 October
XIX National ASME Conference 2013
"Move to the Beat of a Different Drummer" Trends in the delivery of instrumental tuition for a changing landscape" DRAFT Abstract: The proliferation of information on the world wide web requires today's emerging musicians to routinely sift through a complex reticulation of ever present media hype and spin as they attempt to discover the "truth" with regard to musical sensibilities. In this session, ANU Associate Professor of Music Gary France will reveal new approaches to individual and group tuition in instrumental music through the use of web delivery tools such as Moodle 2 and recent trends in Music Laboratory's.
http://www.asme2013.com.au
Program
26 – 29 September
Utopian Cinema
The City in Concert Silent Cinema's Classic Symphonies presented in association with the ANU School of Music and the Australian National Film and Sound Archive ANU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Gary France- Artistic / Educational Director, in collaboration with Australian National Film and Sound Archive
http://www.nfsa.gov.au/calendar/clusters/utopian-cinema…
Program
20 – 22 September
From a Black Sky World Premiere Performance
Gary France will perform the as percussionist in the world premiere of From a Black Sky composed by Sandra France. Street Theatre Canberra:
http://citynews.com.au/2013/review-triumph-of-a-burning…
FABS Poster
31 August
AUSTRALIAN PERCUSSION EISTEDDFOD 2013
AUSTRALIAN PERCUSSION EISTEDDFOD 2013 Gary France will participate as Adjudicator.
http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/australian-percussi…
24 – 25 August
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend Melbourne Australia.
Gary France will participate as chair of adjudicator panel for 2013 of the "Best Up and Coming" Drummer. More details to follow.
http://www.drumtek.com.au/events/237-audw-2013.html
14 August
MSO Snare Drum Award 2013
Gary France adjudicator panel for 2013
http://www.mso.com.au/education/young-artists-programme…
1 July
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 7
Gary France Features Editor: Digital Issue
http://www.printgraphics.net.au/myfiles/ps07/index.html
PS 7 Cover
30 June
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Sydney NSW
NSW Day of Percussion The Australian Percussive Arts Society would like to invite you to the 2013 NSW 'Day of Percussion'. This exciting event will be an opportunity to gather students, teachers, professionals and aficionado's together for a day of presentations, masterclasses and performances from a wide range of percussive genres! VENUE: Sydney Grammar School Enter 'Day of Percussion' from Stanley St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/NSW…
23 June
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Brisbane Qld
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/Qld…
11 – 12 June
Dave Weckl 2 Day Intensive
http://www.drumscene.com.au/events/upcoming-events/item…
18 – 19 May
PAS Day of Percussion, Perth Western Australia,
Sunday 19 May 2013 at the WA Academy of Performing Arts 2013 Eisteddfod An eisteddfod in two categories is held annually. The Eisteddfod is adjudicated by Gary France (Chapter President) and Louise, with winners (and prizes!) announced during the Day of Percussion. The 2013 Eisteddfod will be on Saturday 18 May at the Handa Studio, WA Academy of Performing Arts.
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/WA2…
Poster One
Poster 2
Poster 3
16 May
Canberra International Music Festival Sounding The Shine Dome
http://files.groupspaces.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/961…
15 May
CIMF A Musical Offering A Love Supreme 12:00 pm
A Love Supreme John Mackey SAX, Gary France PERCUSSION and friends
http://files.groupspaces.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/961…
14 May
CIMF A Musical Offering DRUMatiX Gary France Dir. with guests JB. Smith and Charles Martin PERCUSSION 10:00am
http://files.groupspaces.com.s3.amazonaws.com/files/961…
13 May
Canberra International Music Festival Sounding the Arboretum
http://citynews.com.au/2013/music-festival-warm-timbres…
11 May
Canberra International Music Festival The Great South Land
Peter Sculthorpe The Great South Land * PREMIERE (CIMF 2013 COMMUNITY COMMISSION ) Quiros: Andrew Goodwin TENOR, Mendana: Alexander Knight BASS, Dona Ysabel: Christina Wilson MEZZO SOPRANO, Dona Ana: Greta Bradman SOPRANO ANU School of Music Chamber Choir, Oriana Chorale, Canberra Choral Society (Bengt-Olov Palmqvist choral direct or), Canberra Festival Orchestra with the ANU School of Music Faculty & students including DRUMatiX directed by Gary France, Dir. Roland Peelman
http://citynews.com.au/2013/review-sculthorpes-new-shif…
28 April
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Melbourne Victoria
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/
MSO Poster .jpeg
Ayako Sato and Japanese Taiko Drummers .jpeg
Damien Corniola Poster .jpeg
MSO Poster .pdf
Ayako Sato and Japanese Taiko Drummers .pdf
Damien Corniola Poster .pdf
1 April
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 6
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 6 January 2013 Articles By Gary France Features Editor
Joel Davel and JB Smith by Gary France
Timothy Jones by Gary France
John H Beck "Percussion Matters" by Gary France John R. Beck by Gary France
Percusscene Cover vol 6
PS 6 Editors Letter and TOC
PAS Australia Chapter APRIL 2013 Update
1 January
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 5 January 2013
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue 5 January 2013 Articles by Features Editor Gary France
PERCUSscene V.5 Cover
PAS Chapter Update January 2013, by Gary France
Tuza Afutu by Gary France
Michael Askill by Gary France, January 2013
PASIC 2012 Update PERCUSscene V 5 by Gary France

+ 2012

31 October – 3 November
Percussive Arts Society International Convention 2012
PASIC 2012 will be held in Austin, TX October 31 - Nov 3, 2012. President of the Australia Chapter, Gary France will attend this international conference.
1 October
PERCUSScene Magazine Issue # 4
October 2012 PERCUSscene Issue 4
PAS Australia Chapter Update October 2012
Inside Cassa Olodum by Gary France
22 – 23 September
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Perth W.A.
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/
PAS WA DOP 2012 Poster
16 – 20 September
Residency at WAPA Perth Australia
Gary France joins solo percussionist Kuniko Kato (Japan) for a week of concerts & masterclasses at the W.A. Academy of Performing Arts to Celebrate the 25 birthday of this stellar percussion program.
Artist in Residence at WAPA Poster
15 September
Dude Ranch Reunion Concert
Gary France will join Lucky Oceans, Peter Busher, Richard Danker and Kent Hughes for a 20 year reunion of this critically acclaimed ensemble. Hailed by Bruce Elder in Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the most accomplished ensembles in Australia , this concert looks to be an exceptional event.
http://www.garyfrance.com/listen.php
Original Poster 1991
Poster 2012
7 September
RPG Trio live at Alliance Francaise
http://www.rafaeljerjen.com.au/?cat=6
Poster
25 – 26 August
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend 20th, Melbourne Australia.
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend, Melbourne Australia. Gary France participating on judging panel for Australia's Best Up & Coming Drummer 2012.
http://www.drumtek.com.au/events/184-audw-2012-20th-ann…
11 August
Bennie Maupin, Capital Jazz Project
Bennie Maupin joined by the brilliant talent of the ANU Jazz Faculty and Jazz School Alumni; Eric Ajaye - Basses, Michael Azzopardi - Piano/Keyboards, Carl Dewhurst - Guitars, Mark Sutton - Drums, Gary France - Percussion, James Greening - Trombones and Miroslav Bukovsky - Trumpet/Flugelhorn.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-10/men-of-jazz/41917…
In Performance Photo
22 July
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, South Australia
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, University of Adelaide. The Percussive Arts Society, Australia Chapter hosted this exciting day of clinics masterclasses and concerts in "All Things Percussion" .
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/
PAS DOP SA 2012 Poster
Program of Activities
1 July
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, NSW
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Percussive Arts Society, Australia Chapter hosted this exciting day of clinics masterclasses and concerts in "All Things Percussion" . Special Guest will be the Percussion Section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra SSO.
http://community.pas.org/Australia/DaysofPercussion/
PAS NSW DOP Poster SSO
PAS NSW DOP Poster Gordon Rytmeister
Program
1 July
PERCUSScene Magazine Issue # 3
PERCUSscene Issue 3, 2012 Cover
Cover
PAS Australia Chapter Update PS 3, July 2012
Joe Locke by Gary France
Giraldo Piloto by Gary France
9 – 19 May
Gary France and DRUMatiX with Michael Askill, CIMF 2012
The DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Gary France-Director, joined one of Australia's most distinguished Percussionists Michael Askill, in the presentation of several programs during the Canberra International Music Festival 2012.
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=393
Canberra Times review of Ethereal Eye with Gary France, DRUMatiX Percussion Jonathan Mills and Michael Askill
24 – 28 April
2012 Metropolis Festival Melbourne Australia
http://content.mso.com.au/metropolis-2012/
22 April
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Victoria
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, University of Melbourne. The Percussive Arts Society, Australia Chapter hosted this exciting day of clinics masterclasses and concerts in "All Things Percussion" . Special Guest will be the internationally acclaimed percussion group Kroumata (Sweden).
http://community.pas.org/australia/Home/
Poster
PROGRAM
1 April
PERCUSScene Magazine Issue # 2
April 2012 Issue Features by Gary France: Anthony Cirone, Lennie DiMuzio Tales from the Bag, Fritz Hauser, Kroumata, Ensemble Evolution, Ensemble Pinquins, PAS Chapter Update
On Musical Intrepretation by Anthony Cirone
Ensemble Evolution by Gary France
Ensemble Pinquins by Gary France
Fritz Hauser by Gary France
Lennie DiMuzio "Tales From The Bag", by Gary France
PERCUSscene 2 Cover
PAS Australia Chapter April 2012 Update
Kroumata Article by Gary France
26 March – 22 April
Gary France in Cuba
23 – 26 March
PercuSonidos Festival International Percussion Festival of Tampico Mexico
Performances at PercuSonidos Festival International Percussion Festival of Tampico Mexico, guest of Facultad de Musica of Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, Mexico. Gary France will perform with Evaristo Aguilar in workshops, and concerts.
Poster
19 – 24 March
Ensemble Evolution (Sweden) In Residence at ANU School of Music
Ensemble Evolution (Sweden) explored new works with Gary France and the DRUMatiX Percussion Group in an exciting week of joint research, composition and fusion of new media technologies. This week culminated in a free lunch time concert on Thursday 22 March in Lewellyn Hall at the ANU School of Music.
Press release Ensemble Evolution
1 March
Ensemble Pinquins
Ensemble Pinquins (Norway) presented a concert at the ANU School of Music. This concert was part of the ANU Drumming Spectacular week of events.
Program
27 February – 3 March
DRUMMING Spectacular, with Fritz Hauser
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/03/02/344451…
DL flyer
Poster
Program
19 February
Niels Rosendahl International Study Fundraiser
Gary France, Eric Ajaye and Paul Dal Broi will support Niels Rosendahal in the very special one time event to raise funds for his year of postgraduate study abroad. 2pm - 5pm
1 January
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 1
The inaugural issue of PERCUSscene/DRUMscene combination. Gary France Features Editor of PERCUSScene.
Cover Issue 1, 2012
PERCUSscene Vol. 1, January 2012 Drumming The Light by Gary France
PERCUSscene Vol. 1, January 2012 James Bailey by Gary France
PERCUSscene Vol. 1, January 2012 PASIC Roundup by Gary France

+ 2011

10 November
DRUMatiX Lunchtime Concert
Veronica Walshaw and Stephen Fitzgerald (ANU/Synergy Percussion Professional Program) co directed the DRUMatiX Percussion Group presenting the Canberra premiere of TRANSMUTATIONS by Anthony Pateras and the Australian Premiere of ZAVANNA by Soren Monrad. 12:30pm in the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music.
http://music.anu.edu.au/events
Program
9 – 11 November
PASIC 2011
Gary France, attended PASIC as President of Australian Chapter, associated meetings and activities.
http://www.pas.org/pasic.aspx
8 November
Indiana University, School of Music, USA
Gary France "On Tour"
7 November
University of North Texas, USA
Gary France "On Tour"
5 – 6 November
Stephen F Austin University Texas USA
Gary France "On Tour"
23 October
Commonwealth Festival Opening Concert
Gary France will participated in a massed percussion performance of a world premiere work by Australian Composer Graeme Leak for 200+ musicians at the opening of this international festival celebrating CHOGOM.
24 – 28 September
Scottish Drummming Intensive with Jim Kilpatrick
Intensive studies with Jim Kilpatrick in Canberra, Australia.
24 September – 1 October
Gary France tutorial / Masterclasses
Canberra Youth Orchestra Percussion Section, tutorial on Amerique by Varese and The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
18 September
Roland V Drum Festival 2011
Gary France joined the Roland VDrum team for this exciting day of clinics, masterclasses and concerts. Gary France, educational consultant for the Roland Corporation Australia, presented "DRUMKIT 101" his curriculum for teaching group tuition utilizing the innovative Roland VDRUM Laboratory. During the day numerous people of all ages explored their own musical expression through this open learning approach to music.
http://www.vdrumfestival.com.au/artists/
Artist page
12 – 14 September
DRUMatiX NSW Tour
The ANU DRUMatiX, Percussion Group will present concerts and masterclasses at the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit, The Conservatorium High School and the Inaburra School in Bangor NSW.
Program
10 September
Music Council of Australia DRUMatiX Performance
Performance by Gary France and the DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich, Fluffy Ruffles by G.H. Green
Program
6 September
Javanese Gamelan Workshop for Erindale College (ACT) & Jindabyne Central School (NSW)
This 90 minute "hands on" session, presented by Gary France introduced young people to the music of Central Java as performed on the ANU Gamelan.
27 August
Australian Percussion Eisteddfod
Gary France will join Professor James Campbell (USA) in judging the Ensemble portion in this exciting event. Presented by Optimum Percussion.
http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.html
20 – 21 August
AUDW 2011
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend, Melbourne Australia. Gary France participating on judging panel for Australia's Best Up & Coming Drummer 2011, and joining the Roland VDRUM team for the weekend.
http://www.drumtek.com.au/events
19 August
Total Percussion Experience Launch
A program for young people grades 5 - 10.
http://www.music.anu.edu.au/open-school-music/tpe
DL Flyer
Advertisement
12 August
Global Conservatory Session Chris Lamb NY Philharmonic
The Percussion Area of ANU School of Music will experience a high definition Video Conference with this master musician celebrating our strategic partnership with the Manhattan School of Music U.S.A.
http://www.music.anu.edu.au/vc/Chris-Lamb-masterclass
3 August
Inaugural lecturer for The Centre for Creative Industries, (CIT) Woden. Arts Education and Performance in an Evolving Landscape
Gary France presented the inaugural lecturer for The Centre for Creative Industries, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Woden. Topic: Arts & Education and Performance in an Evolving Landscape. Presented to students and staff from across all the Creative Industries including Visual Art, Fashion, Photography, Media, Music, Communication and Design.
25 June
http://nga.gov.au/WhatsOn/highlights/default.cfm#A1
Program
Review
Canberra Times Preview
22 May
MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS, CIMF Concert 25
Sunday May 22 Steve Reich Music For 18 Musicians DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Lisa Moore,The Song Company Gary France Artistic Director 1:30pm FITTERS WORKSHOP
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=277
20 May
LUX AETERNA, Canberra International Music Festival Concert 21
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=271
13 May
AMAZING SPACE
AMAZING SPACE 1 SYNERGY AND DRUMATIX PERCUSSION GROUP SOUND THE HIGH COURT Steve Reich Mallet Quartet Toru Takemitsu Raintree MORNING by Gary France Synergy Percussion and DRUMatiX Mosaics' Nick Hubble Apple Blossom by P. Garland 1pm High Court of Australia
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=250
13 May
CARMEN Canberra International Music Festival
Concert 4 CARMEN Georges Bizet / Riodin Shchedrin Carmen Suite for Strings and Percussion ANU School of Music Chamber Orchestra and DRUMatiX Percussion Group, cond John Harding Lou Harrison Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra *Aust premiere Calvin Bowman organ, Synergy Percussion, DRUMatiX directed by Gary France 6:30pm Albert Hall, Canberra, Australia
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=251
ABC Radio Interview Harrison CIMF 2011
8 May
THREE REQUIEMS Canberra International Music Festival
Sunday May 8 (Mothers Day) 12 noon AN AMPHITHEATRE OF HILLS 1 Concert 1 THREE REQUIEMS - Mugga Mugga Quarry Peter Sculthorpe Requiem *premiere of Organ version Canberra Choral Society, DRUMatiX Percussion Group , William Barton didjeridu and Calvin Bowman electric organ directed Brett Weymark
http://www.cimf.org.au/default.asp?id=245
11 – 13 April
Music Technology in Education Conference (mtec2011)
Gary France joined the ROLAND Australia team at this exciting conference held at MLC School, Sydney, NSW. Gary France, educational consultant for the Roland Corporation Australia, shared his knowledge with music educators and drum enthusiasts for one on one sessions.
http://mtec2011.info/
23 February – 3 December
Gary France and Friends COOL VIBES on Friday Afternoons
Tapas and Cool Vibes latin Jazz Gary France and Friends at the Street Theatre "As You Like IT" Cafe Fridays November 17 - Dec 11 2010 4:30pm - 6:30pm Come down and chill out!
3 February
CEO System Day Workshop
Gary France presented a "Music in Technology" workshop for teachers at the ANU School of Music.

+ 2010

27 November
The Light Within
http://www.nga.gov.au/turrell/
26 – 30 August
Australian Percussion Gathering, Brisbane Australia
This event was hosted by Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University with support from the new Australian Percussion Centre (Tom O'Kelly) and percussion studies at UQ (Michael Askill). Special Guests: Professor Steven Schick, Kuniko Kado, Phil Trelor and Sylvio Gualdo.
http://www.griffith.edu.au/music/queensland-conservator…
Final Program
22 August
DRUMatiX Concert for Friends of ANU SOM
The DRUMatiX Percussion Group, Gary France Artistic Director, presented a concert that featured music by one of the twentieth centuries most influential and controversial composer/performer Frank Zappa. The DRUMatix will present Zappa's "Black Page" Originally written for the drum kit and melodic percussion the piece was later rearranged in several versions, including a disco and a so-called New Age version. This concert featured the Black Page "unplugged" as well as "fully plugged"
Poster
1 August
Roland VDrum Festival Sydney Australia
Gary France joined the Roland VDrum team for this exciting day of clinics, masterclasses and concerts. Gary France, educational consultant for the Roland Corporation Australia, will be on hand to share his knowledge with music educators and drum enthusiasts for one on one sessions.
http://www.vdrumfestival.com.au
Promotional flyer
29 July
ACT Music Educators Network (ACTMEN) Conference
Gary France will present a 30 minute session for music educators, "Warm up your Musical Mind and Body.
http://www.actmen.org.au
24 – 25 July
Australian Ultimate Drummers Weekend, Melbourne Australia
Gary France participating on judging panel for Australia's Best Up & Coming Drummer 2010, and joining the Roland VDRUM team for the weekend.
http://www.drumtek.com.au/html/audw2010.html
25 May
Homage to Alberto Ginastera, Cantata Para Magica America
DL Flyer
Poster
Program
BMA Preview
Canberra Times Review
19 – 23 May
Professor Jan Williams (in residence) at the ANU School of Music
Jan Williams has performed as solo percussionist with orchestras in Paris, Berlin, Israel, Detroit, New York, and Copenhagen. He has appeared as percussionist, conductor, and instructor throughout the United States and internationally. Composers who have written works for him include John Cage, Elliott Carter, Joel Chadabe, Luis De Pablo, Gustavo Matamoros, Frederic Rzewski, Iannis Xenakis, Morton Feldman, Orlando Garcia, Nils Vigeland, and Lukas Foss. His playing and conducting has been captured on at least three dozen commercial recordings and hundreds of archival recordings. Professor Williams will be presenting masterclasses and workshops with the Percussion Department of the ANU School of Music. for further information please contact gary.france@anu.edu.au .
14 May
Young Musicians Workshop at Canberra Girls Grammar School
Gary France presented a workshop focusing on the relationship between organized sound and rhythm as it relates to the language of music.
29 March
Young Musicians Workshop at Radford College Canberra ACT
20 February
Arts Education Conference ACT Department of Education and Training ANU School of Music, 4pm: This 75 minute session focused on rhythm in Body, Mind and Expression. Participants experienced a basic introduction to the instruments of the Percussion Family concluding with a world percussion Drum Circle.

+ 2009

23 October
Sportsmans Wharehouse Sportstar of the year Awards
Gary France and the ANU Sambanistas' Samba Ensemble opened this special event.
Program
5 – 11 October
South Coast Music Camp
Bega New South Wales Gary France tutored young percussionist during this inaugural one week music festival.
http://thebegavalley.org.au/21709.html
25 – 26 September
The DRUMatiX Annual Spring Concert TINTINABULATION
Program
10 – 13 September
Gary France & the DRUMatiX tour the NSW Saphire Coast
Gary France & the DRUMatiX toured the NSW South Coast: Nowra Anglican School, Saphire Coast Music Society @ Narooma High School Auditorium on September 12, 2:30pm and for the Montague Choristers' Visiting Artists Sunday 13th, in the Wolumla Community Hall 2:30pm.
Program
Media Reports
20 August
Goulburn School Music Days
Gary France and the DRUMatiX presented Young Peoples Concerts, "on tour" 2009! 10 - 11, 11.30 - 12.30 and 1.30 - 2.30 Goulburn High School
http://gallery.me.com/garyfrance1#100008
Flyer
25 June
ANU Percussion Area Concert
Directed by Dr. Mary Broughton, guest Lecturer ANU School of Music. Performers Katrina Leske, Cary Finlay, Chloe Natterer, Jeremy Gallant, Jarred Synnott, Ana Napier, Yvonne Lam, Christina Hopgood, Charles Martin, Veronica Walshaw, Lisa Lai
Program
24 – 25 June
Alternate Mode collaborations with Mario DeCiutiis
Working on newest technology with Mario
http://www.alternatemode.com
14 June – 6 July
Gary France USA Tour
Collaborations with Kalani, Arthur Lipner, Mario DeCiutiis and more!
6 June
Gary France & Speak Percussion American Masters Program
http://www.speakpercussion.com/performances.php?ap=2&p=…
Program
8 May
Canberra International Music Festival
Rites of Passage Peter Sculthorpe's most significant work, commissioned for the opening of the Sydney Opera House, unheard for 35 years, and dedicated to the memory of Joern Utzon. Fri 8 May.
Program
7 May
Canberra International Music Festival
Sun in Me A portrait concert to celebrate Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday. Thurs 7 May. Gary France and David Pereira perform "Sonata for Cello and Percussion.

+ 2008

1 November
Wingecarribee Singing Quilt
World premiere performance of composition by Andrew Ford, featuring the DRUMatiX Percussion Group. "A Singing Quilt" music for mixed choir, pre-recorded voices and five percussionists. Bundanoon NSW, Australia
Singing Quilt Poster
Sining Quilt Program
Review
30 October
Utopia Collective
Music for Large Jazz Ensemble by Gregg Stott presented at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Auditorium.
http://canberrajazz.net/frames/cj-blog-frame.htm
Poster
23 October
ANU World Music Ensemble
A selection of world music presented by the faculty and students of the ANU School of Music. Gary France directed the Brazilian Choro Ensemble.
ANU WME Brazilian Choro Program
29 September – 3 October
Australian International Marimba Festival
The Australian National Marimba Festival 2008 September 29 - October 2, 2008 The Australian National University, Canberra ACT Guest Artists Gordon Stout (USA), Kevin Bobo (USA) and Match Percussion (Australia). Featuring the Australian Marimba Orchestra. Hosted by the Australian National University School of Music Artistic Educational Director A/Prof Gary France Presented by Optimum Percussion Director Carolyn Watson
http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/ANMF/index.html
Australian Marimba Orchestra (2001)
Application Form
Poster
Australian International Marimba Festival Program
AIMF 2008 Gala Concert Program
24 July
Fritz Hauser, Gary France and the DRUMatiX Percussion Group
Concert at the ANU School of Music, Band Room, 7:30pm Tickets available at the door. For more information call 5125 5700 or eamil concert.coordinator@anu.edu.au
www.anu.edu.au/music
Concert Flyer
18 May
DRUMMING and Video Phase by Steve Reich with So Percussion and the DRUMatiX
Gary France and the DRUMatiX joined international powerhouse So Percussion to present this milestone in twentieth century literature at the 2008 Canberra International Chamber Music Festival.
http://www.sopercussion.com/
21 – 25 April
Australian World Rhythms Festival
Poster
Media Reports and Press Clippings.
ANU Reporter Story
Program Cover
Daily Program
17 April
Victorian State Secondary Teachers Professional Development Day
1 day workshop for Music Teachers,Melbourne Victoria. Gary France, Keynote Address.
ANU Pretertiary Curriculum
Accessory Percussion Handout
Powerpoint Speech, Materials from American Music Conference, AMC, please feel free to use.
3 – 7 April
rePercussions of Movement
http://www.thestreet.org.au
Repercussions Photo
E Flyer

+ 2007

5 December
Young Peoples Concerts, YOUNG New South Wales
The DRUMatiX percussion group presented "kiddiecussion" concerts at Young Primary Schools North and South as well as performingOmphalo Centric Lecture (Westlake) and Spanish Waltz (Green) at the Young Regional School of Music's 2007 Finale evening Concert.
1 – 3 November
PASIC 2007
The Percussive Arts Society International Convention Columbus Ohio, USA
http://www.pasic.org/
30 October
Masterclass Residency O.C.C, Syracuse USA
State University Onondoga Community College Syracuse NY, Hosted by Dr Robert Bridge, Supported by Sabian and Innovative Percussion
22 October
ANU World Music Ensemble, Indonesian Gamelan and Brazilian Ensembles
Dont miss this great chance to hear these two fantastic ensembles at the ACT Street Theatre. 7:30pm
13 October
National Gallery of Australia turns 25' Gary France and Blue poles
Media release
2 – 3 October
http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=25&Conten…
Preview in West Australian
Group Photo
25 – 26 September
Croc Fest
In 2007 over 20,000 students from around 450 schools are expected to participate in o ne of eight events jam-packed with exciting activities. A national audience of about 60,000 is anticipated. Gary France will present workshops and masterclasses at this years festival in Dubbo NSW.
http://www.crocfestival.org.au/
31 August
DRUMatiX Marimba Madness
Fundraiser for Friends of the ANU SOM
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_337.pdf
16 August
At The Edge 2
Staff and Students of the ANU New Media Laboratory (NML) present a concert of cutting edge New Media works. 8pm, Band Room, ANU School of Music.
Program
1 – 16 July
Brazilian Rhythms and Performance field studies in Rio and Salvador
In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador supported by the Friends of the ANU School of Music.
1 – 2 June
DRUMatiX Coming Together
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_386.pdf
31 May – 2 June
Young Peoples Concerts KIDDIECUSSION 2007'
A series of interactive concerts for young people.
http://www.garyfrance.com/ypc.php
Press Preview 1
Press 2
Press 3
19 – 20 May
Gary France & the DRUMatiX tour the NSW Saphire Coast
Saphire Coast Music Society Narooma Golf Club Auditorium Saturday 2:30pm Montague Choristers' Visiting Artists Sunday in the Wolumla Community Hall 2:30pm
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_117.pdf
9 May
Child Support Agency Conference Corporate Team Building
Gary France presented a 40 minute interactive Team Building program at this National Conference. Topic "Making a Joyous Sound...TOGETHER!"
http://www.garyfrance.com/team.php
4 April
Repercussions in Movement (world premiere)
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?gallery=20
Castlemain Website program
30 March – 8 April
Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine Victoria
Gary France in Residence at the 2007 Festival
20 – 25 March
Auckland Festival Fire and Water
http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/Events/Music/Detail.a…
Review of Concert
16 March
At The Edge
Staff and Students of the ANU New Media Laboratory (NML) present a concert of cutting edge New Media works. 8pm, Band Room, ANU School of Music
6 March
Sin City the Vaudeville Years
University of Las Vegas Nevada Collage of Fine Arts Ragtime, Singing, Dancing Spectacular enroute to the Adelaide Festival. One Night Only!

+ 2006

6 – 7 November
University of Las Vegas Nevada
Artist in Residence
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?gallery=2
1 – 3 November
Sam Houston University
Gary France in Residence
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=115&g=2&gal…
14 – 23 September
Nigredo Hotel
Australian Premiere of Chamber Opera
http://www.canberraarts.com.au/html/440fe844-e0c0-8e8e-…
26 August
The DRUMatiX with the Duyfken Project
Claire Edwards and Neild Meliefsta
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_389.pdf
7 – 13 August
KOSA Eleven Percussion Festival USA
International Percussion Festival
http://www.kosamusic.com/KoSA11_faculty.html
19 – 20 July
Taiwan- Australia New Media Art Symposium
Performance of Reich's Video Phase
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_385.pdf
6 – 22 July
QED
Multi-percussionist, Gary France composed and performed the live soundscape exploring digital new media technologies in the performance at The Street Theatre, QED.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_582.jpg
2 – 3 June
The DRUMatiX
Annual WINTER CONCERT, REICH DRUMMING PT 1, UDOW COYOTE DREAMING, Andreissen Hoketus & Wokers Union, Cage Third Construction
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_338.pdf
8 – 9 April
Ibero American Festival
Performances by DRUMatiX and Gary France with Alex Pertout
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_396.pdf
10 – 19 March
The International Youth Masterclass in Percussion
International Youth Masterclass in Percussion 2006 Participants from Australia and International Artists including Nexus, Evelyn Glennie, The Kusun Ensemble, The Renegades Steel Band,and more!
http://www.melbourne2006.com.au/Festival+Melbourne2006/…
16 February
Albeniz Circulo de Fuego, Canberra Multicultural Festival
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_204.jpg

+ 2005

11 August
The DRUMatiX with Fritz Hauser
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_186.pdf
11 June
DRUMatiX Continuum Concert 2005
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_183.pdf
Canberra Times Review
15 April
ANU World Music Ensemble with Aldo Mazza
World Rhythms Week
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_187.jpg
6 April
Designing the Future 2005
Designing the Future 2005 - Ultra-Bandwidth and the Internet ISOC-AU, ac3, Smart Internet, and GrangeNet hosted the forum Designing the Future 2005 in Sydney on Wednesday 6th April 2005, Gary France presented New Technologies in Music performance.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_578.jpg
10 – 12 February
Australian Music Educators National Conference AMENC
Gary France / John Agnew Co-Conveneors
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_102.pdf

+ 2004

7 December
Canberra Critics Circle Award for R18+
ANU DRUMatiX wins award for Reich's 18 Musicians.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_568.jpg
7 December
Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, Potsdam NY, USA
Gary France delivers address as part of the 2004 Series, SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_573.jpg
27 November
Australia Britain Society, Gary France, Guest Speaker
23 September
Ballet Mecanique at the Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
Special performance for the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_180.jpg
20 August
The ANU School of Music Music Summit, Gary France Conveneorr
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_576.pdf
25 July
A Winter Musical Feast, Gary France with John and Jean Roberts
An American in Paris by George Gershwin Perth Modern School Perth Western Australia
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=98&g=1&gall…
5 – 6 June
The DRUMatiX R 18+
Music for 18 Musicians Reich, Music de Table Thierry de May, Painting with Breath David Downes, Marimba Spiritual Miki
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_181.jpg
ABC FM article
14 April
ANU World Music Ensemble with WALA
World rhythms Week 2004
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_574.jpg
28 March
DRUMatiX 'Round Town in Gungahlin ACT, Family Concert
16 January
Multi Shakespere, NGA Australia, KALABASH world Premiere
World Premiere by DRUMatiX of Nigel Westlake's KALABASH

+ 2003

30 October
Watching the Stars Shine, "a benefit for the Mt Stromlo Redevelopment fund"
ANU DRUMatiX Performance
22 – 29 September
Australian International Percussion Symposium and Eisteddfod
APS&E review in Realtime
APSE/aps8.htm
Program
13 August
Gary France Mike Nelson Jazz Duets
at red Belly Black,
6 June
ANU DRUMatiX Winter Concert Belconnen Community Centre
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_178.jpg
27 March
Eingana Ensemble at NGA Australia
Ichiyanigi Recurrence

+ 2002

26 October
CSM Percussion Students Lunchtime Concert
22 October
Eingana Ensemble at The Australian National Gallery, Bartok Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion
1 – 6 October
Rhythms of Life Percussion Festival
ANU DRUMatiX Percussion Group with Zoltan Racz, Michael Askill, Alan Abel, Defying Gravity, Tetrafide Percussion Perth Western Australia DRUMatiX program: The Song of Queztecoatal Harrison, Crown of Thorns Maslanka, Third Construction Cage, Diners Club, Bonham Rouse.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_77.jpg
2 August
Gary France and Friends Recital
Program Piano Phase (for 2 pianos or marimbas) - Steve Reich 1980 Gary France & Mary Broughton Marimba Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion - Bela Bartok John Luxton & Arnan Wiesel piano Gary France & Mary Broughton Percussion Crystal Silence / Sea Journey - Chick Corea Mike Nelson piano Gary France Vibraphone "It's About Time" for Solo Drumset by Robert Cucinotta 1998 (World Premiere) Nardis Davis Invitation Kaper/Washington Jump Monk Mingus Gary France, Dave Panichi, John Mackey, Eric Ajaye & Mike Nelson
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_587.doc
7 June
ANU DRUMatiX Stomp with Special Guest Greame Leak
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_179.pdf

+ 2001

3 – 4 October
Bang that Drum, Gary France with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
William Kraft's Timpani Concerto GF Soloist
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_580.jpg
Poster
Program
CSO Concert Series Poster
8 June
CSM Percussion Ensemble Percussion Spectacular
The Ragtime Robin Green, Nagoya Marimbas Reich, Head Talk Ford, Overture for Percussion Beck, Quartet for Paper Bags Spivac, Omphalo Centric Lecture Westlake, Music for Cross Cultures Udow
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_172.jpg
3 May
CSM and VCA Percussion Ensembles Lunchtime Concert
Omphalo Centric Lecturer Westlake, Syncronisims No. 5 Davidovsky, TOCCATA Koppel, Malfunction Studies Pateras
15 – 21 April
Australian National Marimba Festival with Leigh Howard Stevens
Concert: Selections from the Great Albums for the Young, Preludes for Marumba Helble, Andante Bach, Rhythmic Caprice Stevens, Australian Marimba Orchestra conducted by Gary France
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_253.jpg
Australian Marimba Festival Orchestra
17 March
Guitar at Kings
Old Parliment House, Canberra Australia, Tim Kain, Barbara Gilby, Gary France David Pereira World Premiere Ross Edwards Enyato V
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_586.pdf
17 January
Australian Youth Orchestra percussion Ensemble Gary France Director
First Construction in Metal, John Cage

+ 2000

29 October
ABC Sunday Live Gary France Percussion and Carolyn Kidd Guitar
Australian Premiere of Mundus Canais by George Crumb and World Premiere of Carpenterira by Richard Charleton
19 August
Gary France and Carylon Kidd @ The Queensland Guitar Society
17 – 19 June
Music Students with Talent (MuST)
Weekend music workshop, Gary France presented rhythm workshops for MuST students.
8 June
ANU World Music Ensemble, Evening Concert
ANU Gamelan and South Indian Ensemble with special guest Lakshmi Ranganathan
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_442.jpg
2 June
ANU World Music Ensemble
Lunchtime Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_581.jpg
16 May
CSM Marimba Band Canberra Hospital Intensive Care Fundraiser
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_169.pdf
12 May
ANU Percussion Ensemble Lunch Time Concert
Three Brothers Colgrass, Dotty Dimples, Charleston Capers, Rain, Rajah, Fluffy Ruffles (Green), Toccata Chavez, MOMENTUM Kraft.
11 May
CSM Contemporary Music Ensemble directed by Gary France
Composers Somaya Langley, Ruth Lee Martin, Daniel Connolly, Christoph Moor, Sally Pollard, Kate Moore
15 – 30 April
New Music Now AYO
Percussion Ensemble Directed by Gary France Three Studies by Ross Lee Finny
4 – 17 January
AYO National Music Camp, Gary France percussion tutor

+ 1999

26 October
CSM Percussion Ensemble in Concert
Lisa Lai, Mark Ashton, Bree VanReyk, Jocelyn Fegent, Lachlan Smith, Tim Bevit
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_363.jpg
2 October
Drums Around the World, Festival of Contemporary Arts
ANU DRUMatix with Arthur Lipner
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=168&g=7&gal…
Poster
3 September
Bogdon Bacanu Masterclass
PAS Australia Chapter presents Bogdan Bacanu in Masterclass
Poster
2 June
DRUMatiX Winter Concert
PROGRAMME Fanfare for Tambourines John Alfieri 1983 CSM Percussion Ensemble Umin and Thurmin * Nicole Walker 1998 Lachlan Smith Prelude for Percussion Malloy Miller 1960 CSM Pre-tertiary Percussion Ensemble Rain - Solo for Snare Drum * Kate Moore 1998 Bree VanReyk October Mountain Alan Hovhaness 1957 I sensa misura, II = around 88, III = around 80, IV = around 56, V = around 180 Jacinta Dunlop Marimba Soloist CSM Pre-tertiary Percussion Ensemble Gainsborough Thomas Gauger 1974 I II III CSM Percussion Ensemble Ricik Ricik Traditional CSM Javanese Gamelan CSM Ragtime Marimba Band The Ragtime Robin (1925) Peter Olsen Soloist The Chromatic Foxtrot (1920) Lachlan Smith Soloist The Whistler Sharon Wright soloist Log Cabin Blues (1919) Jocelyn Fegent Soloist Indian Story Adam Chaffe Soloist George Hamilton Green Soliloquy from Hamlet * Judith Crispin Cresswell 1998 Gary France First Construction (In Metal) John Cage 1962 CSM Percussion Ensemble * world premiere
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_191.pdf
1 June – 1 August
West African Drumming Dance and Chant, field research
West African Drumming Dance and Chant Studies with Ni Tetteh Tetty, Nungua Ghana, Africa Topic: The Drumming styles of the Ewe and Ashanti peoples and the assimilation of these styles on western contemporary music.

+ 1998

26 October
Brass and Percussion Students performance
Duetinno Concertante Dahl Bree VanReyk and Felicity Gallagher
14 – 18 October
CSM Percussion Ensemble New South Wales Tour
Sydney Church of England Girls Grammer School St Ignatius' Riverview Wideview Primary School Normanhurst Boys School Percussive Arts Society Ensemble Day
4 October
CSM Percussion Ensemble Sunday Live ABC National Broadcast
ABC Sunday Live with Tor Fromyhr Omphalo Centric Lecture Westlake, Amores Cage, Rain Tree Takemitsu, Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra Harrison. Tim Hauptman, Stuart lees, Janine Lapworth, Bree VanReyk, John Batterham
29 July – 2 August
ABODA - ANBOC 1998 Conference
Music Educators Conference

+ 1997

13 December
Holiday for Percussion
UNT Percussion Ensemble Dr Robert Schietroms Director, Fantastic concert of Xmas music arranged by Pablo Mayer and UNT artists.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_317.pdf
5 June
James Gillespie Recital
With Steven Harlos, Drew Phelps, Gary France, William Wysaske
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_325.jpg
21 – 26 February
Residency at UNC Charlotte
Performance of American in Paris with John and Jean Roberts for the American Cancer Society of Charlotte.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_531.pdf

+ 1996

16 April
Alice Carard 99 Birthday Concert
Special concert featuring, Alice Carard, Pauliene Belviso, Mark Coughlan, Robert Curry, Pal Eder, Gary France, Jana Kovar, Coral Lancaster, Darryl Poulsen, Suzanne Wijsman
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_258.pdf

+ 1995

21 October – 19 November
Heartbeat, Percussion Festival, Gary France Director
A Series of workshops and concerts in percussion featuring, Gary Ridge, Gary France, Mike Burns, Ron Reeves, Hazel Potts, Chris TarrJim Webb, Keith Kirkwood, Ric Eastman, Ray Pereira, and Trilok Gurtu
Complete Program
Poster
25 June
West Australian Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble
Music by Beck, Muzquiz, Coleman
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_469.pdf
19 – 21 May
Dances with Drums
Gary France Solo Show at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_440.pdf

+ 1994

1 July – 15 August
Institute Seni Indonesia YOGYAKARTA field studies
The Yogyakarta Style: Gender and Kendang. Yogyakarta Indonesia

+ 1993

11 November
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble
National Broadcast ABCFM, Young Australia. Program: Sculthorpe Djilile, Hovhaness October Mountain, Chavez Tocata, Reich Music for Pieces of Wood
6 October
Perth Jazz Orchestra
Resident Jazz Orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall, 1992 - 1994
Poster for Sundays at the Wardle Room
Poster for 1994 Concert Series
Poster for Fat Bellies Cafe Residency
2 – 4 October
York Jazz Festival
Perth Jazz Orchestra, Mike Nelson Trio
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_384.pdf
28 May
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Winter Concert
Pamella Jones, Thomas Murphay, Alice Emor, Colin Mills, Darren Moore, Paul Barnes, Neville Talbot, Iain Robbie
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_374.pdf

+ 1992

20 October
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_324.pdf
26 – 28 September
York Jazz Festival
GF with the Mike Nelson Trio
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_383.pdf
20 September
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Spring Gala
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_282.pdf
2 August
South Wwst Music Convention, Gary France Convention Coordinator
A convention for music educators, performers and enthusiasts in Bunbury Western Australia.
9 June
W.A. Conservatorium Big Band Gary France Director
Lunch Time Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_381.pdf
19 May
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_323.pdf
Poster

+ 1991

24 September
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_375.pdf
20 September
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Students Recital
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_300.pdf
10 September
Gary France and Robert Levy Recital
Guest Artist Robert Levy
Poster
24 – 25 August
South West Music Convention, Gary France Convention Coordinator
A musical conference for Music Educators in Western Australia. Sponsored by Westralian Sands Ltd.
24 August
Marimba Band Concert at St Mary's School Perth
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_380.pdf
30 June
Bebop and Beyond Gary France in Recital
Gary France Drums, Mike Nelson piano, Murray Wilkins Bass, Jamie Ohlers Tenor Saxophone, Roger Garood Alto Saxophone, Sandy France Piano, Grant Senior Bass
7 April
W.A. Conservatorium Chamber Players
20th Century Classics
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_318.pdf
1 April
Percussion In Australia
Percussive Notes Volume 29, Number 4 April 1991 International Percussion Feature Percussion in Australia by Gary D. France
Percussive Notes April, 1991 Percussion in Australia

+ 1990

24 – 25 October
W.A. Conservatorium Contemporary Music Series
Rain Tree, Ionization, Ballet Mecanique and more
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_303.pdf
18 October
WAYJO Schools Concert
Ionization Players: Thane Mandin, Owen Smythe, Simon Treadwell, Chris Wood, Paul Edsall, Neil Craig, Brian Nichols, Evan Jenkins, Michael Pigneguy, Alison Eddington
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_327.pdf
14 September
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Students Recital
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_298.pdf
3 September
Joanne Brackeen at the Perth Jazz Society
with Gary France Drums, Murray Wilkins Bass
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_522.pdf
8 August
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble with Steve Schick
National Broadcast No.9 Zyklus, To the Earth, Third Construction, Ionization, Rebounds Performers: Steve Schick, Thane Mandin, Daniel Warren, Jenny Day, Chris Wood, Paul Edsall, Neil Craig, Evan Jenkins, Michael Pigneguy, Alison Eddington, Gavin Darbey, Chris Tarr, Sandy Moor
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_320.pdf
Poster
5 August
Phil Wilson and Jazz West
at the Perth Jazz Society, GF Drums
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_476.jpg
4 August
Jazz Lunchtime Concert
Gary France,Mike Nelson, Murray Wilkins
30 July
W.A Conservatoriumk of Music, Gary France BeBop and Beyond
Lunch Time Concert
29 May
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_382.pdf
6 April
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Students Recital
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_294.pdf
26 February
Clifford Jordon at Perth Jazz Society
with Gary France Drums, Murray Wilkins Bass, Mickey Tucker Piano.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_510.pdf

+ 1989

24 October
Jazz Concert with Paul Millard
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_377.pdf
4 September
Jim McNeeley and Jazz West
At the Perth Jazz Society
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_521.pdf
25 June – 14 July
Jazz Tour of India
Indian Council of Cultural Relations, performance and educational tour. Four on the Floor, Mike Nelson, Paul Pooley, Freddy Grigson, Gary France
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_313.pdf
11 June
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Concert Winter Concert
with special guest Peter Exton, Harrison Violin Concerto, Ernst Krenek Marginal Sounds.
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=286&g=7&gal…
Poster
3 June
York Winter Festival
W.A Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble in York, ABC Broadcast with Peter Exton, Harrison Violin Concerto for Violin and Percussion, Australian Premiere.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_329.pdf
1 June
Emily Remler at Perth Jazz Society
Gary France Drums and Brian Bursey Bass

+ 1988

11 August
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble Concert
The Three Camps, Harrison Suite for Percussion, Davidovsky Syncronisms No. 5, Udow Music for Cross Cultures No. 1, Douglas Rock Etude No. 6, Guanguanco, Performers: David Allen, Russell Burows, Neil Craig, Richard Eastman, Alison Eddington, Daniel Glasco, Tod Hutchison, Heta Moses, Chris Tarr, John Tombides, Simon Treadwell, Daniel Warren, Timothy Whitehead
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_285.jpg
14 April
Percussion Students Recital
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=295&g=7&gal…

+ 1987

22 November
Gary France Drum Set Tour of Australia and New Zeland
Sponsored by Billy Hyde Drum Company, Remo, Zildjian
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_494.jpg
20 September
The Nova Ensemble Ionization
Samlley Ceremony 1, William Stewart, Ratatouille, Steve Reich Six Marimbas, Varese Ionization, Carl Vine Defying Gravity, Xenakis Persephassa Performers: John Baldwin, Neil Craig, Amanda Dean, Hans Dreiberg, Gary France, Garry Lee, Malcolm Leek, Tony Maydwell, Craig Ogden, David Pye, Ron Reeves, Paul Tanner, Cathy Travers, Tim White
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_524.pdf
17 September
W.A. Conservatorium Percussion Inaugural Concert
Gary France's first percussion ensemble concert in Australia!
http://www.garyfrance.com/gallery.php?image=280&g=7&gal…
8 June
Urbie Green at the Perth Jazz Society
Brian Bursey Bass, Mike Nelson Drums, Gary France Drums
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_480.jpg
8 April
Roger Garrood at Perth Jazz Society
Gary France, Tom Martin, Lee Buddle, Simon Styles, Gary France's first Jazz Performance in Western Australia.
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_492.jpg

+ 1986

5 December
Gary France Recital
Masters Recital at University of North Texas Gest Artists Dr. Robert Schietroma, J.B. Smith, Mike Kingan, Gwen McLean
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_269.pdf
10 October
Tour of Taiwan with UNT Jazz Singers
10 April
Wichita Jazz Festival with UNT 2 Oclock Band

+ 1984

1 May – 8 December
59 City Tour of USA with Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus
Full time Musician on the road, 15 2.5 hour shows per week. GF Sponsored by Zildjian and Remo.
Photograph of Clyde Cole Brothers on tour

+ 1977

2 May
Crane Student Association Big Band
Gary France, Steve Squires directors, Players, Don Fabian, Pat Perez, Wally Siebal, Russ Scotti, Steve Carney, Jim Mullen, John Dubois, Elliot Maker, Jay Friedman, Joe Campolieta, Mark Hull, Paul Sanders, Marty Coons, Pete Maliverni, Tom Barney, Cliff Bruker, Gary France
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_304.pdf

+ 1976

13 July
Crane Youth Music Faculty Concert
Two Etudes for Marimba by Gary France
http://www.garyfrance.com/archive/aItm_305.pdf