New narratives and emotional states
Juxta Jam premieres on Saturday 9 April, as part of NEXUS: Youth Arts Festival at Bankstown Arts Centre. NEXUS is an eclectic mix of installations, exhibitions, music, and workshops. NEXUS runs from 3pm to 8pm, with Juxta Jam featuring in the theatre from 5pm to 8pm. You can find out more about NEXUS here: cb.city/nexus…
I am absolutely thrilled to share that I have been commissioned to write a new piece of music for NEXUS as part of Sydney Festival 2022. The world premier will take place at Bankstown Arts Centre.
Waterways by Joseph Tabua & Yoon Ha-young
Waterways is a comprovisation originally for gayageum and electric guitar. The term ‘comprovisation’ is used here to reflect unity of music, performance and a place where two parts become influential. Though, as the collaboration ventured out it dared to become something quite majestic. My sentiments about “comprovisation” put forward that cross-cultural collaboration is immensely rewarding.…
2021 SNU Online Winter Music Festival – Korean Music Camp
In late October 2020 I was asked to write a piece for Gayageum (Korean plucked zither instrument) and Electric Guitar. The Gayageum was performed by Hayoung Yun of Seoul National University. The collaboration was realised over a number of weeks via email and a live feed to one recording session that took place in ”The…
Guitar Speak Podcast
During the Covid-19 pandemic I got to be on one of my favourite podcasts. I may have said too much to Matt Wakeling but it was smashing!
Joseph Tabua Guzheng and Electronics #TBT
This was the first time I ever played the Guzheng live on stage. I had two days to rehearse so I focused, intently, and made sure I got what I needed. I began to explore the Guzheng’s limitations, its features and eventually solved the puzzle. The result is this moderately sufficient improvisation.
CAPOW! Composers and Performers Out West 27/11/19
On Wednesday 27th November my colleague Dr Holly Harrison and I performed two new pieces at the annual Composers and Performers Out West concert series. It was a delightful evening of diverse music and performances.
Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition
So thrilled to announce that I will be presenting a lecture at the Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium in July 2019. Even more exciting is the theme of this years conference, this being, improvisation. Colleagues who know me well, understand how dear improvisation is to me. Both on a spiritual level and in my…
So thrilled to announce that I’m a featured composer on this month’s Making Waves playlist. Human Waves (October 2018) Thank you so much to the the wonderful team at Making Waves New Music for your support. If it wasn’t for you my experiments would be left behind. Joseph Tabua
Luke Beesley’s Book Launch
September 28th Better Read Than Dead Newtown NSW 6:30PM I will be joining Melbourne poet Luke Beesley as he launches his new book ‘Aqua Spinach’. We will be doing a couple of improvised pieces. Be there! In fact, here’s a video from the launch.