February 2nd 2011: Acadia recordingAnne recorded Acadia with flautist Kathryn Moorhead, a duo for shakuachi and flute by New York composer Elizabeth Brown. This is to be released on a CD by Kathryn of 20th century chamber music for flute through Move Records. Kathryn performs flute in the Auckland Philharmonia, New Zealand.
February 11th/12th 2011: Rain Now and Thencomposed Rain Now and Then, a solo for 7-holed shakuhachi. Done while kneeling on my lounge room watching the gentle rain on the garden outside. Rain in February... a rare treat.
Feb 27th 2011: Music of Love and Place
Gallery Concert, Ballarat, 2.30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 27, 2011.
Mar 25th-27th 2011: ‘Ringing the Changes’Anne Norman’s PPBells are performed by the internationally celebrated ensemble, Strange Fruit, as a part of the Ten Days on the Island festival in Port Arthur, Tasmania.
‘Ringing the Changes’ is performed by acrobats perched atop five-metre poles, swaying among a forest of Anne’s Power Pole Bells and the Federation Bells. The effect is mesmeric, moving and intoxicating, building from quiet meditation to a crescendo of massed bells and percussion. Composer/Conductor: Graeme Leak; Director: Sue Broadway; Choreographer: Nancy Sposato; Costume Designer: Laurel Frank; Set Designer: Michael Baxter; Director on Tour: Phillip Gleeson.
PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE, ARTHUR HIGHWAY
Mar 29th - Apr 1st 2011: TAIKO Drums and Flutes in Adelaide
April 2nd: Christobel’s Soirées ~ 2011
April 9th: Interfaith Prayer and Chant Ceremony for Japan
Prayers, chants, music and reflections for the people of Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11, 2011. Sponsored by the Interfaith Centre of Melbourne and the Buddhist Council of Victoria at BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Sat 9th April, from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Anne is playing the shakuhachi meditation Tamuke 手向, literally ‘Hands held up in Offering (to the Buddha)’.
"... thank you for your very beautiful performance of Tamuke on the shakuhachi, which we all found very moving. .... The music of the shakuhachi conveyed the compassion we felt for the people of Japan..." Reverend Helen Summers. The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne.
April 23rd 2011: Surf On Skin: Contact Improvisation RetreatImprovised live music by Barry Hill (bass, gadgets & iPhone apps) and Anne Norman (shakuhachi and bells) to accompany a two hour jam session with international and local contact-dance artists.
Location: St Andrew’s Recreation Centre, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
May 13th 2011: Japan on My Mind
May 23rd - Jun 3rd 2011: TAIKO Drums and Flutes in Perth
July 13th - 21st 2011: KASA JIZO in CairnsAnne performs Kasa Jizo and the Wonderful Hat Song in Brisbane and Cairns, Qld, on tour through NEXUS ARTS
Jul 25th - 29th 2011: Kasa Jizo in Victoria
Aug 6th 2011: Alone in a Strange Place
Aug 16th - Sept 9th 2011: Kasa Jizo in Western Australia
Aug 20th 2011: Nonchalant BombasiTEA in Perth
20 Kalinda Drive, CITY BEACH WA 6015
Aug 27th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Denmark
Aug 28th 2011: Recital in Denmark
The Rest is Silence... shakuhachi recital in the Anglican church in Denmark, Western Australia
with guest performers:
Marie Limondin (violin)
Justin Chester (didjeridu)
3pm Sunday 28th August, $20sketch by audience member Robyn Lees, Denmark
Aug 30th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in HopetounTuesday 10am at the Toun Beach Café in Hopetoun, Western Australia
Oct 12th 2011: Performance SeminarGuest presenter at Box Hill Institute for the Bachelor of Applied Music program:
2 hour Performance Seminar for the 3rd year students about the life of a performing musician. Featuring my journey with the Shakuhachi, the development of the Power Pole Bell sound installations, my various ensembles, theatrical presentations with Camellia Cha, and the Japanese cultural shows that I tour to schools across Australia.
Oct 15th 2011: Port Fairy Spring FestivalCamellia Cha's Curiosi-tea: Once Upon a Tea, featuring Anne Norman (shakuhachi), Jay Dabgar (tabla) and Josh Bennett (Sitar) with a theatrical interplay of poetry and tea wRap.
Port Fairy Spring Festival, Port Fairy, Western Victoria, Australia. 8:15pm, 75 min, no interval.
Oct 16th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Torquay
Oct 23rd 2011: Ringing the ChangesStrange Fruit perform on Anne's Power Pole Bells at the Opening Celebration, Commonwealth Festival in Perth. 6:30 - 8:15pm at Supreme Court Gardens, cnr St Georges Tce and Riverside Dr.
October 24th 2011: Music and Art Discovery Day
Anne created play stations of sound making objects for young children to explore, and also wandered through the Great Hall playing shakuhachi to children and their carers. Organised by the Song Room.
Oct 25th - 28th 2011: Kasa Jizo in BrisbaneAnne performs Kasa Jizo and the Wonderful Hat Song in Brisbane, QLD through NEXUS ARTS
Nov 1st-4th 2011: TAIKO Drums and Flutes in Canberra
Nov 8th 2011: 12:30 Music Sans Frontieres interview
Nov 11th 2011: Rain Now and Then
Dec 4th 2011: Advent Festival - Gregorian chant
Chant: Canticum feminarum
Cantor: Helen Thomson
Time: 3:30pm for the ‘None’ service
Venue: Newman College Chapel, Parkville, Melbourne.
A part of the Newman college 2011 Advent Festival Festival Brouchure for all events