Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Teacher, Sound Artist, Producer and Entrepreneurial Leader


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.

30 October
Utopia Collective

Music for Large Jazz Ensemble by Gregg Stott presented at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Auditorium.

2008 – Utopia Collective
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.

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.

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 email: concert.coordinator@anu.edu.au

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.

17 April
Victorian State Secondary Teachers Professional Development Day

1 day workshop for Music Teachers, Melbourne Victoria. Gary France, Keynote Address.

3 – 7 April