An elegant suite of electro-acoustic salon music, Vienna Dreaming is based on the life of Keegan’s Great Grandfather Heini Portnoj who arrived in Australia in 1940. A Viennese pianist and Austrian refugee, Portnoj’s discovery of a new country and wistful longing for his homeland is strikingly recounted through a contemporary lens.
Matt Keegan (composer, tenor saxophone, clarinet), Veronique Serret (violin), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), Frejya Garbett (musical director, synthesizer), Brendan Clark Jnr (electric bass), Miles Thomas (drums).
With special guest opening performance from Lloyd Swanton – solo bass.
“an outstanding and imaginative Australian bassist and composer,” – Billboard Magazine