Upcoming Gigs


Jan 3rd 2017 Tues 7pm - Anne Norman is officiating (and performing shakuhachi) at the Launch of Debut CD by Bowlines: - Circling Strangers. Ernie Gruner, Jenny Thomas, Heather Stewart playing violins or violas. BOWLINES musicians specialise in different genres and a passion for improvisation. Classical, Norwegian, Indian, Blues, Klezmer, Balkan, Turkish , Greek, Irish, Scottish, Jazz. Contact Details: Ernie Gruner 0418549631 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   www.bowlines.com.au Entry fee : $15 full or $10 concession OR Free entry if you buy a CD here online. Venue: Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote, Victoria 3070

Feb 10th 2017 Friday 6pm - The Prospect and Bower of Bliss - CD launch of music by Johanna Selleck, featuring sopranos Merlyn Quaife and Judith Dodsworth; Arwen Johnston on percussion and Anne Norman on shakuhachi. At Melbourne Recital Centre cnr Southbank Blvd and Sturt st South Melbourne. For more info contact Johanna This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read Joe Browning's essay/review of the Launch concert: https://annenorman.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/seven-tanka-writing/

Feb 25th 2017 Saturday 7pm to 10pm - Tarerer Festival - LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE,  Corner of Liebig & Timor Streets, Warrnambool, Vic.
Anne is performing shakuhachi to accompany the Brolga Dance by the Gunditjmara dancers of Warrnambool under the direction of Adeline Macdonald. Anne also has a solo shakuhachi bracket. A fun Community festival in rural Victoria. http://www.lighthousetheatre.com.au/tarerer-festival

March 7th & 8th — Kasa Jizo and the Wonderful Hat Song4 performances in school Sydney schools of Anne's story-telling show based on her reworking of a traditional Japanese folk tale. Told in rhyming English couplets with interspersed interactive sound effects and music and dance performed by children from the audience. Featuring some shakuhachi and Anne's popular song "Kasa! Kasa! Subarashi Kasa!" Book this and other shows for kids via NEXUS ARTS

March 10th 2017 Friday evening — The Warrnambool Folk Festival — The Gunditjmara dancers of Warrnambool performed their Brolga dance to a recording of Anne's Sarus Cranes

May 12th 2017 Friday 8pm - Ensou - Matsudo Box Hill annual concert. Featuring traditional shakuhachi honkyoku in new contexts; new songs by Noriko Tadano accompanied by tsugaru-jamisen & violin; world premier of a new choral work set to haiku by Kobayashi Issa; moving pieces for violin and voice;  shakuhachi and viola... and more!

Ensō 円相

an act of creation in one fluid stroke; an incomplete circle...
openness to collaboration and inspiration
円相 演奏

Noriko Tadano (shamisen & voice)
Emily Sheppard
(violin/viola & voice)

Yukari Echo
(Japanese women's choir)

Anne Norman
(Artistic Director; shakuhachi & voice)

guest artists Caitlin Williams (flute) & Yoshinori Kamizono (shakuhachi)

May 12th 2017 Friday 8pm
Presented by
The Boite
for Matsudo Week
Box Hill Community Arts Centre

470 Station St., Box Hill, Victoria

Tickets $22/$16/$10
BOOKINGS: http://trybooking.com/DLIX
Doors open 30 minutes before show

Enquiries: 03 9417 1983   http://www.boite.com.au/content/ens%C5%8D


May 16th 2017 Tuesday 7pm — Deep within the Forest

Emily Sheppard (violin) and Anne Norman (shakuhachi): An intimate evening of contemporary and contemplative music and eco-poetry

"Spending time listening in wilderness areas, learning from nature, inspires new ways to play our instruments, incorporating our voices and spoken word."

Down to Earth Coffee and Tea House, 308 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Vic 3068. Venue open from 6pm for a 7pm start. Come early for a hearty lentil vegetable soup (GF VG) for $13. Or stay on for tea & cake afterwards… If you’d like to learn about the creative process and listening to wilderness, chat with the performers afterwards. (Food and drink not included in the ticket price)

TICKETS bought through TryBooking are discounted. If you buy on the night... it costs more.

TRYbooking: $25/$20. ON the NIGHT: $30/$25 cash.     SEATS are limited, so do yourself (and us) a favour, book ahead. https://www.trybooking.com/PRLT

May 21st-30th 2017 - TAIKO DRUMS AND FLUTES OF JAPAN in Brisbane with Toshi Sakamoto.

And solo Omusubi Story-telling gigs in Brisbane schools. Bookings through NEXUS ARTS.

June 2017 - Mastering Tunnel Number Five's 2016 CD for release in late July.

June 8th 2017 - recording on Sam Evan's CD at Monash Uni.

June 26th 2017 — played for  friend's funeral in Albury NSW — Ursula Genaehr

July 2017 — in NT working on bilingual liner notes for UP FROM THE DEEP album, and preparing for TN5 2017

Aug 13th-17th 2017 - Tunnel Number Five: festival of underground music - a series of five concerts staged inside Darwin’s historic WWII Oil Storage Tunnels curated by Anne Norman, Artistic director. Join us in the warm and lovely part of Australia this "Winter" and hear some remarkable musos exciting the airwaves of a very long tunnel under Darwin.  Bookings: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/events/23157

Sept 2nd 2017 - Anne Norman FEATURE POET at Perth Poetry Club
2pm to 4pm in the friendly retro ambience of The Moon's back room, 323 William st Northbridge, WA.

Sept 4th-15th 2017 - TAIKO duo show with Toshi Sakamoto, and Omusubi solo show in Perth Schools through NEXUS ARTS.

Sept 17th 2017, Sunday — Christopher Young Quartet:

at Melbourne's new club 'The Jazz Lab' in Brunswick. A Jazz CO OPERATIVE GIG! https://jazzlab.club/upcoming-events/278-chris-young-quartet-guests
TED Vining on drums. Tom Fryer on guitar, Nick Haywood on bass and Chris Young on multi woodwinds
With Guests: Tony tok Norris on trumpet, Julian Wilson on saxes and ANNE Norman on shakuhachi.
The Quartet's latest album received 4 and a half stars from John Shand in the Sydney morning herald!

Sept 22nd - Oct 9th - in a cave in Tassie with violinist Emily Sheppard - making NEW music.

Concerts follow in very funky venues! https://www.facebook.com/ensounded 

Oct & Nov - various school shows in Victoria and ACT - solo shows and in duo with Toshi Sakamoto.

Nov 5th: 11am - playing music for the Bahá’í "Soul Food" at the State Library of Victoria

Early December 2017 - Recording "Becoming" by Johanna Selleck at MOVE Records in Melbourne.


Lots of other 2017 school shows, creative development, writing, travel and practice periods not revealed here.