Gene Tree news flash!

We have exciting news. Gene Tree Project is ‘branching out’!

Alongside continuing the music composition of Gene Tree Project and expanding the wonderful ensemble of musicians  – composer / devisor Elissa Goodrich is now working with Nadja Kostich in partnership with St Martins Youth Performing Arts Centre to create a large-scale installation performance work Gene Tree: Listen. Now. Again with the company for 2020/21. This new expanded collaboration will engage children in both Gene Tree workshops and performances.  Elissa is an APRAAMCOS Art Music Fund 2018 composer recipient in support of Gene Tree: Listen. Now. Again


Image: Gene Tree Project Quartet between sets at The Brunswick Green, July 2018. L to R, Elissa’s vibraphone, Adam Simmons (shakuhachi), Elliott Folvig (electric guitar), Gideon Brazil (flute).   Picture by Elissa Goodrich


Dance in The Bottleneck

We’ve got a treat for you.

Listen to one of our tracks, ‘Dance in The Bottleneck’.

It’s taken from a rough live recording in the first music session in September 2016. Composed by Elissa Goodrich and performed  by Elissa, Gideon Brazil and Adam Simmons.

What’s the story behind a bottleneck?

When species fall out of symbiosis with their habitat, or when their habitat greatly changes, species enter a bottleneck. In this bottleneck, many, many individual living species die off, they just don’t make it through. However, for those few that do make it through, most often there is a proliferation of genetic mutations.

Now go and hear a proliferation of genetic mutations in our music.

Performance at Melbourne Music Week

Come to our performance of the Gene Tree Project: The Sound of Art and Science
Wednesday November 16th, Melbourne Music Week 2016

Elissa Goodrich – compositions / vibraphone
Gideon Brazil – saxophones / flute
Adam Simmons – saxophones / shakuhachi

in collaboration with

Anna Syme – evolutionary scientist consultant
Nadja Kostich – dramaturg

When: Wednesday November 16th 6.30pm.
Where: Carlton Connect Initiative Lab14 Gallery, 700 Swanston St, Carlton.
Tickets: $15 / $20

Book here!

Co-presented with Creative Spaces Arts Residency Program, City of Melbourne, and Carlton Connect. And Melbourne Music Week.

This project is supported by:
Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts

Coming events…

Join us at our upcoming events and gigs:

Double Dialogues Creative Symposium
Elissa is having a paper presented at Double Dialogues Creative Symposium which is called Why Do Things Break? The paper, called Why do Things Break? – a composer’s approach to genetic breakage – mutation and bottlenecks, is based on her experience of the Gene Tree Project residency at Carlton Connect’s Lab 14 in Melbourne.

It will be presented at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide, October 13th-15th.

Lunchtime concert St Paul’s Cathedral
Come to a lunchtime performance by Elissa Goodrich & Adam Simmons at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne.

Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 9th November, 1pm
Tickets: Entry by donation