New Album Release

Enter the world of composer, guitarist, improviser Joseph Tabua

Title: Half Ocean Half Sky 
Released: 2018
Genre: Rock, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Solo Instrumental

Available on all digital platforms:

Spotify

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/half-ocean-half-sky/1353600041?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Apple Music
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/half-ocean-half-sky/1353600041?app=itunes%2Cmusic&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Half-Ocean-Half-Sky/dp/B07B5HHYZX

CD BABY
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/josephtabua?SourceCode=HEARNOW

The Robot (For Colin Wilson)

Here is a brand new piece titled ‘The Robot’. It’s inspired by one of my favourite English writers and philosophers Colin Wilson. Interestingly, Colin Wilson’s body of work deals with themes relating to the heights and depths of consciousness. So, I put forward, have you ever driven home from work and upon arrival, you come to the realisation and ask yourself, how did I get here? Again, how did I manage to drive home after such an exhausting day? Honestly, I can’t remember! Did I actually drive through a red light? Well, there’s no need to panic because the robot has taken over for that mundane task. However, it’s crucial that the robot doesn’t take over the things we enjoy doing. That is, swimming in the ocean, going to the art gallery, spending time with your partner, and attending concerts. I wrestle with the robot most days, surprisingly, the robot is most welcome when I have to do the dishes right after dinner most nights.
Nevertheless, hopefully, this will tide you over until I finish my solo LP ‘Half Ocean Half Sky’.

CAPOW! 19th October, Thursday 1pm, 2017 Playhouse Theatre, Second Avenue, Kingswood

 

Title: Class War

Composers: Joseph Tabua and Ian Stevenson

Performers and instrumentation: Joseph Tabua: Guitar and live processing Ian Stevenson: Computer

In Noam Chomsky’s 1995 speech entitled “Class War: The Attack On Working People” he quotes John Dewey in suggesting that “the government is the shadow cast by business over society”. In this semi-improvised performance, Tabua and Stevenson invoke the aural shadow of oppression cast over our everyday lives by conventional structures.

Biogs: Joseph Tabua is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently enrolled in a doctorate of creative arts at Western Sydney University. Ian Stevenson is an academic and researcher in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University.