Dec: "In Search of The Heart Treasure"
The second performance and launch of CD of first live performance by the Jarek Czechowicz
Ensemble at Gas Works.
Dec: "Flights of fantasy"
Improvised trio performance with Wendy Leslie (movement & violin) and Barbara Weiss (movement & voice), and also with Al Wunder, Peter Trottman, Warren Burt ... at Cecil Street Studio, Fitzroy.
Dec: Guest performer
At the annual Japep student wadaiko concert at Union House Theatre
Nov: Composing for Australian Arts Festival
Commissioned to compose work for massed shakuhachi ensemble for the 3rd Australian Shakuhachi Festival
Melbourne 2002. Funded by Australia Council for the Arts
Nov: Recorded We Lose Things
At Baker St Studios. This session and an interview were videoed by the Education Department for inclusion in a video on Asian influences on Australian Performing Arts to be released to schools nation-wide in 2002.
Oct: Melbourne Festival
One of 12 performance artists playing our cars in 'motor vehicle sundown' directed by Vanessa Tomlinson at the Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Festival
Oct: Artist in residence
At Woodleigh School working with secondary performing Arts students on Collaborative Cross-Artform explorations. Also collaborated in duo performance with Kev Carmody.
Oct: Roving Artist
Performed as roving artist with Yumi Umiumare (butoh) at Southgate
Tutor & participant at the Japep taiko camp in Heathcote Junction
Sept: Super Mouse
Artist in residence at Upper Ferntree Gully PS producing "Super mouse" with the grade 3s
Sept: Dance House
Performed at concert at Dance House to raise money for the Sylvia Staehli Dance Therapy Scholarship Fund.
Sept: Artist in residence
At Leongatha PS working with grade 5s for their school production "dream story"
Aug-Dec: Drums & flutes of Japan
28 performances in schools around Victoria with taiko player Toshi Sakamoto
Commissioned to compose a work for the new Field of Bells
in the park near Federation Square by the Melbourne Festival. For more on the bells visit: Australian Bell
Rehearse & record cd with Jane Belfrage
Aug: Conduct Woodleigh school choir
In their performance of my composition "The Memory Garden" at the memorial service for two students
18 solo Japanese music workshops in primary schools in Victoria
July-Oct: Sessional teacher
In the 'centre for ideas' at the Victorian College of the Arts, conducting a class with co-facillitator Roger Alsop in 'Collaboration'. Students involved in this subject come from all schools of the VCA (actors, visual artists, musicians, dancers, production students ...)
July: "In search of the heart treasure"
An evening of improvised music with guitarist Jarek Czechowicz
& friends at Gasworks, South Melbourne.
Jun/July/Aug: 'Questing Spirit'
10 performances of music for shakuhachi, flute and harpsichord with Peter Hagen
in Victoria & SA. This tour was made possible through an Arts Victoria
Regional Touring Grant.
June 27: Music Box
Live broadcast performance by 'questing spirit' on The Evening Show's 'MUSIC BOX' presented by Peter Clarke on 774 ABC at the Melbourne Museum.
Jun: Compose "Machiko in kiewa"
For chimes, shakuhachi, harpsichord and recorder to be performed by Questing Spirit in concert with Ursula Genaehr in Wodonga in August
June: Drums & flutes of Japan
11 performances in schools in Northern Victoria with taiko player Toshi Sakamoto on tour through NEXUS ARTS.
June: The Memory Garden
Commissioned to compose a choral work with string accompaniment "The Memory Garden" for Woodleigh school choir
May: Drums & flutes of Japan
22 performances in schools around Brisbane with taiko players Toshi & Nick on tour through NEXUS ARTS.
May: Toorak College
Solo Japanese music workshops at Toorak College.
May: Jane Belfrage & Friends
Performed in a seven piece ensemble at The Boite World Music Cafe
. Featured 2x violins, cello, harp, piano acordian, percussion & shakuhachi.
April: GUMCO Guest Artist
Guest artist with Hiro Uehara & GUMBO performing at Sun Hall Live House in Namba, OSAKA.
April: GUMBO Theatre Group
3 performances of "full course no tenrankai" with GUMBO Theatre Group in Osaka, JAPAN. Anne extemporised on shakuhachi & other flutes to accompany five actors presenting Tragic scenes of famous characters from literature in a comic light. Directed by Kayo Tamura.
March: Our Celebration of Machiko's Life
Anne performed "We Lose Things" with TANAKA Rika (chimes) & KURODA Miwa (bass) at the memorial for Machiko Kaneko in Nishinomiya city, JAPAN.
Solo Japanese music workshops in ballarat through nexus arts
Jan: The Sea Ceremony
A community arts event directed by Anne Norman featuring Anne's compositions: "Summer's Day" & "Celebrate Life" sponsored by Frankston City Council. This event was staged on the Frankston Beach at sunset as a part of the Frankston Festival of the Sea. Involved a choir, band, dancers, poets, actor and sculptor.