Fete de la Musique Brisbane0
Last Thursday I was photographed the Brisbane Fete de la Musique for the Brisbane City Council. For those unfamiliar with the Fete de la Musique concept, it is a live music event that runs all around the world on the same day. Started in 1982 (the year I was born!) by the French Government, this international event is now hosted in more then 110 countries around the world.
I started my coverage on this foggy morning on the river at the University of Queensland with a Queensland Conservatorium clarinet player Kathy Williams-Devries. Catching the CityCat to Southbank, Kathy played for the morning commuters.
After disembarking at Southbank I quickly headed up to the State Library to photograph three school choirs and ensembles performing on the Knowledge Walk. St Peter Chanel’s choir above was the main set I photographed.
And then I was back over the road at The Edge to photograph an acoustic guitar performance by young musician Arnie Tecson.
I LOVE photographing performances in spaces that aren’t traditionally meant to host music. I guess the whole day was perfect for that kind of thing. But Andrew Veivers’ Spanish guitar set in the Queensland Art Gallery would have to rate as the most inspiring location to photograph during the whole day. Not only being able to witness two art forms meld together, but seeing the older generation congregate around to watch this engaging performer.
After the Queensland Art Gallery the Mystery Crew performed at the infamous West End Lizard for a post-lunchtime crowd. This was my last set on the south of the river.
Heading into the City for the rest of the evening, I firstly photographed The Cairos play an instore set at Rockinghorse Records.
With time to kill before my next set I stopped in to Brew coffee shop for a quick few snaps.
Then into the Queen Street Mall for a few songs by the Stormchasers.
Flanelette played a heavy rock set which seemed hilariously out of place in this park opposite the Roma Street firestation. It was amusing watching traffic pass by and stop at the traffic lights to briefly watch these guys perform.
Into the heart of the city again I photographed the Fortitude Valley Stompers, a marching band performing from King George Square to Queen Street Mall.Tags: andrew veivers, arnie tescon, boundary street, brew coffee shop, brisbane, city cat, elleni toumpas, event photographer, event photography, fete de la musique, flannelette, fortitude valley stompers, hermes balcony, instore set, kathy williams devries, knowledge walk, marching band, music, mystery crew, official photographer, photographer, photography, queen street mall, queen street mall stage, queensland art gallery, rockinghorse records, school choir, southbank, st peter chanel school choir, state library, stormchasers, sunset set, that trombone guy, the cairos, the edge, west end lizard