“Evocative, mature, and captivating”
– Loudmouth Magazine
Astrolabe is a musical account of the voyages of French explorer La Perouse, who landed in Botany Bay during the Summer of 1788.
Chris Cody’s work draws upon jazz, classical and world music to take audiences on a vibrant and exciting musical odyssey.
Inspired by La Perouse’s amazing voyage through the Pacific regions of North and South America, Asia and Australasia, the music delves into differently imagined times, cultures and places to convey the emotions Chris felt after reading the ship journal.
“Cody builds improvisational space into the work, and such gifted players inevitably lead us to uncharted lands,” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Chris Cody | Piano
Lloyd Swanton | Bass
Paul Cutlan | Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Susie Bishop | Violin
Laura Bishop | Accordion
James Greening | Trombone
Tom Avgenicos | Trumpet
Fabian Hevia | Percussion