Guitarra - Talk

Date: Sat 26th Aug
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Artists: Dr Guy Morrow, Paco Pena, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan
Venue: Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

This highly interactive and participatory panel discussion, and question and answer session, will explore the differences, and similarities, between Flamenco, Classical, Blues and Jazz guitar playing. Questions will include: what is the Bulerias compas? How does a Flamenco guitarist know where they are in this 12 beat rhythmic cycle? What is the difference between Flamenco and Classical Tremolo? Come prepared to ask a question of your own and to participate in the discussion.  

Dr Guy Morrow is a Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Melbourne and was also one of the two founding managers of the Australian band Boy & Bear.

Make a Cigar Box Guitar

Date: Sat 26th Aug & Sun 27th Aug
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Artists: Geoff Tonkin
Tickets: $350 (inc GST + materials for guitar)
Venue: The Splinter Workshop, Marrickville


Nothing beats the thrill of making and playing a musical instrument you have made yourself and this course offers you just that.

In one day students construct their three string fretless guitar using a box, neck, fretboard and soundboard. Machine heads are added, a piezo pickup and input jack fitted and your guitar is ready for strings. By the end of the day you could be playing that raw bluesy crunchy sound so characteristic of CBG’s. Tuned in an “open” tuning means even beginners can start playing straight away.

NB. this event takes place at Splinter Workshop (Unit 1/17 Barclay St, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia) Not Factory Theatre.

Ticket price includes all materials to make the guitar.

Adam Miller

Fingerstyle Improvisation
: Sat 26th Aug
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Artists: Adam Millar
Tickets: $20
Venue: Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

With a completely unique approach to the guitar, Adam's music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His tendency to include complex rhythms, dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced style with finger-picking mastery creates a improvisation filled live performance that is beautifully unpredictable.

Damian Wright

Sat 26th August 2017
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Artists: Damian Wright
Tickets: From $20
Venue: Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

Be introduced to the history, techniques, music and rhythms of flamenco and gain an insight into the flamenco guitar and it's place in the world of flamenco culture.

Ben Hauptmann


CANCELLED - Improvisation
Sat 26th August 2017
Time: 10:30-11:30
Artists: Ben Hauptmann
Tickets: From $20
Venue: Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled.

Ben Hauptmann is nationally recognised jazz guitarist. Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and 2nd place winner in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 2007. Ben studied music at the A.N.U. Canberra School of Music (1998 – 2002) from which he received a B.Mus. with 1st class honors in Jazz performance and the University Medal.

Ben has since shared the stage with a diverse range of artists including Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Katie Noonan, Jack Ladder, Justine Clarke, Bertie Blackman, Lior, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, James Morrison and Tal Wilkenfeld. Internationally he has performed in London, Paris, New York, New Orleans (Jazz & Heritage Festival), Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Belgium, Yogyakarta, Kuala Lumpur (International Jazz Festival), Pekenbaru, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wanaka, Rotorua, Auckland and Wellington as well as many major Australian music festivals.

James Norbert Ivanyi & Corey Davis

Technique in Composition
Date: Sat 26th August 2017
Time: 17:00-18:30
Artists: James Norbert Ivanyi & Corey Davis
Tickets: From $15
Venue: Factory Floor

James Norbert Ivanyi & Corey Davis are virtuoso guitarists in the progressive pock & metal scenes. This is your chance to learn from 2 of the best with a workshop in Technique in Composition.