Graeme Leak, music maker, based in St Albans and working between the UK and Australia
Welcome to the Graeme Leak website
Welcome to my site. I am a music-maker from Australia and have been in the UK since 2013. I have a background in contemporary music performance on drums, percussion and keyboards. I am an experienced workshop leader, musical director, composer, performer, instrument maker and sound engineer. I also have skills in video editing and stills photography.
My biography is here, and my C.V. is here and examples of my work can be found here.
I have been an independent, freelance, project based arts worker all my life - and people still ask me what my real job is.
Furious Folly at Inside Out Festival, Dorset 2018
Commissioned as part of the 14-18 NOW WWI Centenary, Furious Folly by Mark Anderson played at the inside Out festival in Dorset on Thursday 20 September and Friday 21 September. Festival brochure here and more info here
February to April 2018: Artist in Residence in Girgarre, Victoria, Australia:
From February to April 2018 I worked with the Girgarre community to build an orchestra of instruments - 'Junkestra' - that can be played by anyone regardless of musical experience. We rehearsed each week for nine weeks and performed at the Gala Opening of the new Soundshell.
The Gargarro Soundshell was launched at a Gala Concert on 21 April 2018.
The Girgarre Junkestra premiered 'Spirit Rising' at the opening, a major new work for string-can orchestra with special guest appearances by local groups including the Girgarre Line Dancers, Jigarre Jammers, Fire Brigade, Rushworth Band and a motor bike soloist.
video clips >> more info >>