A big part of my life recently has been having the exciting opportunity to be Musical Director and Composer for a new work produced by Country Arts SA called “Our Corka Bubs”. I was honoured to work with Choreographer and Director Gina Rings, dancers Taree and Caleena Sansbury, live musician and story teller Owen Love, and Designer Chantal Henley.
This beautiful new show had it’s debut performances to sold out audiences at Tandanya Arts Centre in Adelaide, and followed on with a 3 week tour throughout regional South Australia, receiving rave reviews and positive interest.
Our Corka Bubs is grounded in theories of early childhood development and Aboriginal storytelling. The performance uses gentle motifs and gestural dance along with traditional live and recorded sounds. This mixture creates a gently interactive and transformative work paying attention to a baby’s need to both explore and to feel secure.
Our Corka Bubs is based on This (Baby) Life by Sally Chance.
I am so proud of the music that was created for the show, and I’m hoping to make the music available for purchase later this year due to popular demand! Stay tuned for this…
Prabhu Osoniqs passed away suddenly on September 5th 2016 – This breaks my heart as we have lost one very special musician, and gentleman. I first met Prabhu in 2010 at the Heartspace Festival in NSW. We became friends and went on to work and perform together in ‘Harmonic Project’ on the recording of “Divine Resonance” and a number of specialised sound healing performances in Adelaide with Mary Laslett and Stuart Rose. I wrote this tribute to Prabhu, please take a moment to read, and play the track below to hear his divine music.
This video above is our dear Prabhu Osoniqs performing with the Hang instrument (pronounced hung) that he played so well.
“Every seed has the possibility of reaching its ultimate potential, of becoming its true nature. Meditations are the energy field where, like a seed, the Soul gets nourishment and support to grow to its totality, to wholeness.” – Prabhu Osoniqs
Dearest Prabhu ~ We are so incredibly sad to lose you today. We Honour You Dear Soul, and your Incredible Musicianship, and Beaming Spirit. Your quiet and kind voice I can hear speaking the wisdom that you knew, and gave so generously to others.
The blessing of your music has made a positive difference to countless lives, and will continue to ~ the way you played music, the way you shone, the places of great spirit you travelled through sonic worlds to share with us will always be remembered. You are so very loved and treasured in our hearts.
Thank you dear friend and musical brother, for sharing the melody-spirit journey with me from time to time. Your influence on me and quiet words you said will stay with me always.
Words cannot express the honour I feel to have known you, and to have shared in the live creation of music with you. I beleive you are one of the most incredible and important musical voices this country has ever had the honour of hearing.
I will always see you closing your eyes and playing the hang with such passion, flow, precision, and inner quiet. I will always remember you sitting next to me and feeling the sonic light just beaming off you! Thank you for giving us your unique and so special gifts.
We will miss you terribly. Fly free Prabhu, with the divine that you knew. Love always Heather .~*~.
Buy tickets for Touch & Go at Artplay in Melbourne.
I am honoured to be performing as live musician in the new work Sally Chance Dance called “Touch & Go” for children aged 2 years. The show is touring to Melbourne and Brisbane!
Calling all two-year old children and their adults!
From the team that brought the hugely popular This [Baby] Life and Nursery to past Out of the Box festivals comes a brand new performance work, Touch & Go – a dancing game of cause and effect, carefully created for this curious and hands-on age group.
Touch & Go is dedicated to the mighty two year old, inviting them to enter a special world with two friendly dancers, shapes, pathways and live music. Interspersed with playful enticements to become part of the performance, children are free to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.
Creator and Director: Sally Chance
Composer/Musician: Heather Frahn
Performers/Dancers: Stephen Noonan and Felecia Hick
Designer: Wendy Todd
Artistic Associates: Jennifer Andersen and Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool
Produced by Insite Arts
Touch & Go is an interactive dance theatre work with live music specifically made for 2-year-old children and their parents, grandparents and carers.
The work is performed by 3 performers in an interactive designed space which is alive and responsive.
The show is not suitable for children younger than 24 months or older than 36 months.
Each child must have a participating carer with them within the performance. If the child attends with two adults, one of the adults is designated “accompanying”, and is seated within the space to observe. The participating carer is involved with the child in the show in a series of relaxed and specific playful invitations.
Throughout the show, the performers request that participating carers support their child’s experience. This may involve sitting closely to their child as well as letting the child explore, discussing the show with the child, encouraging their attention and taking care of the child’s security within the performance space.
I’m excited to announce the launching of a brand new single “Saraswati Blessing” – A modern World-Pop fusion collaboration with musician Vladimir Alexis, and producer Gordon Radinovic. Please grab a listen to the preview https://youtu.be/irqoIfZY3kc (yes! headphones on and turn it UP!) 😃 And the whole song can be downloaded online at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/heatherfrahnvladimiralex Hope you enjoy everyone 💛 Thanks for supporting independent music!! 😃
As a live musician/performer, it’s been a wonderful time recently creating the new work “Touch & Go” with Sally Chance Dance Company. This show is especially for 2 year old children and their families. It’s a fun, playful, and clever performance game that will be setting off on tour this year to Melbourne’s Artplay June 1-4 [book here], and to Brisbane’s Out Of The Box Festival June 23-28 [book here]
Touch & Go invites children aged 24 months, nearly 3 or anything in between to take a breath and view a playful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, with two friendly dancers and a live guitarist.
Playful enticements to become part of the performance themselves invite the children to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.
From the team that brought This [Baby] Life and Nursery to ArtPlay, this company’s brand new performance work, Touch & Go, is a dancing game of cause and effect, carefully created to be alive and responsive to this powerful and hands-on age group – the mighty two-year old!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting a soundbath at the beautiful Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala on Sunday June 19th, 2016. To book yourself in for this opportunity, contact Youngblood at the AAYS here www.adelaideashtangayoga.com
Little dream come true today for me…. As part of the Arts in Health at FMC Program, I had the honour of co-facilitating a mindfulness retreat day with the wonderful Salima Bond for 20 lovely staff at Repat and Flinders Hospitals. We were at the very gorgeous Sophia Center with its peaceful vibe and lush garden. What a true gift it is to share quiet, stillness, and openings of the heart with beautiful people on a soulful path. 💛💛💛
Come hear the harmonically rich sounds of twenty metalic singing bowls, Chinese feng gong, overtone singing, and more. “Heavenly Metal” is a live solo concert by Heather Frahn where elements of therapeutic sound and music, meet meditation & experimental sonic art.
At this event you will also enjoy solo performances from Jason Sweeney (as Jason & Silver Moon) and Dave Harry.