B.Mus., Dip.Ed. (Melb Univ), MA (ethnomusicology) (Monash)
Anne is a composer and performer of shakuhachi. Originally trained
on flute, Anne took up the shakuhachi in 1986 in Kobe under Nakamura
Shindo and later studied under Tajima Tadashi in Osaka. In 1990 she
received a two year grant from the Japanese Government to study shakuhachi
with Yamaguchi Goro at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Anne works as a freelance musician in collaborative
improvisation and contemporary Australian music for shakuhachi in
combination with a variety of other artists. She has performed in
major arts festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and in Norway
and Estonia. In Japan, Anne has performed in numerous concerts including
two recitals of her own compositions for Japanese instruments.
Anne is a member of the ensemble Jouissance
which places the music of Hildegard and other 6th to 13thC Latin
& Byzantine chant in a contemporary framework. Her duo Questing
Spirit with harpsichord gives recitals of contemporary Australian
works as well as Baroque and Japanese repertoire (QS performed
for PM Koizumi in 2002 in Sydney). Anne has written, directed and
performed music for theatre and dance, as well as the federation
bells, koto, choirs and found objects. She conducts a visiting Japanese
Music in Schools program for schools throughout Australia. Annes
music is featured on national and local radio including live broadcasts
for the ABC, and she is regularly engaged as a recording artist
for CDs and film.