Flora Carbo

Ecosystem

The JazzLab

Take Note 2022 Commission

Take Note 2022 Commission

In a special opening night Festival performance, saxophonist and composer Flora Carbo (2022 Take Note Jazz Leader) will premiere a suite of new music for her dynamic project, Ecosystem. Exploring themes of place, environmentalism and social change, Carbo re-contextualises the natural and unnatural sounds of the city to create a rich sonic tapestry of texture and improvisation.

Drawing inspiration from field recordings taken during Melbourne’s 2021 lockdowns, Carbo’s Ecosystem will feature a unique 6-piece ensemble of three voices and three alto saxophones. Commissioned for MIJF 2022 as part of the Take Note gender equity initiative, this is set to be a very special premiere showcasing some of Melbourne’s most original contemporary voices—framed by rising star Carbo’s compositional virtuosity.

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