This page archives just some of the highlights of the past decade. Scroll down to browse.
The Grand 'Kinder-Jazz' Time Machine, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017
This show evolved through an eighteen month residency at Boomers on The Beach, where Sunday afternoon jazz for families with kids, took off with a blast. The 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival saw the 'Time Machine' launch into a 45 minute show.
The show is complete with home made props made from recycled materials, delivering an important message about sustainability and environmental awareness. In tandem to this environmental awareness, is the concept that music and art can be accessible and available to all of us in everyday situations.
To view video footage from The Grand Kinder-Jazz Time Machine Fringe Production click here.
Uke 'n Drum Sessions, The Grove, Ridley Grove Uniting Church, 2016
Friday after school drumming at The Grove. All welcome - kids and parents alike. Sessions began with a collective heartbeat rhythm, allowing participants to simply join in or add their own rhythm on top. Through out the course of each term, the group learned some traditional African rhythms and also developed their own group compositions. The kids made their own shakers. Many drumming games were played. The group showed great development in their ability to participate and the most important skill of all - to listen.
Presented by The Grove Uniting Church, Community Arts Network SA & the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
To view video footage from the Uke 'n Drum Program 2016, click here.
Thongophone Playground, Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre, 2015
This construction was achieved via collaboration with the Parents, Staff and Kids at Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre, Thebarton. MT devised a 15 point plan, which involved hands on participation with the children in every step of the way. The kids were involved in measuring, sanding, sawing and painting. They explored concepts of pitch, volume, rhythm and melody. The end result was a PVC Blues Scale, played with rubber thongs.
Guest Artist @ Flinders University, Leisure Arts & Disability Inclusion Unit, Fellowships, 2015
MT and Heather Frahn were invited to present a lecture with accompanying hands on workshop to two groups of Social Workers and Disability Carers, on Fellowship from East Timor and Indonesia. Whilst both communities came from cultures rich with music and arts, the Fellows were delighted to be given step plans and guidance on how to incorporate arts based practices into therapy and community health.
There are many more past projects, currently on the editing table. For more information please view the gallery or contact MT.