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.
PERCUSScene Magazine Issue # 4
October 2012 PERCUSscene Issue 4
22 – 23 September
PAS Australia Day of Percussion, Perth W.A.
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.
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.
RPG Trio live at Alliance Francaise
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.
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.
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” .
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.
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.
24 – 28 April
2012 Metropolis Festival Melbourne Australia
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).
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.
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.
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.
Ensemble Pinquins (Norway) presented a concert at the ANU School of Music. This concert was part of the ANU Drumming Spectacular week of events.
27 February – 3 March
DRUMMING Spectacular, with Fritz Hauser
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
PERCUSscene Magazine Issue # 1
The inaugural issue of PERCUSscene/DRUMscene combination. Gary France Features Editor of PERCUSScene.