Speak Satellite x Enough Said Poetry Slam at The Wollongong Writers Festival

The Wollongong Conservatorium of Music’s youth-focused, new music initiative, Speak Satellite is teaming up with Enough Said Poetry Slam to present a cross-media extravaganza of cutting-
edge music and poetry as part of this years Wollongong Writers Festival.

After the success of the inaugural Speak Satellite Festival in 2017 and following on from Part 1 of this years program at Rad Bar in September, a committee of jazz students from the Con lead
by tutor and musician David Reglar has organised a unique celebration of both the spoken word and improvised music to take place at the Wollongong Art Gallery on November 24th.

Headlining the night will be Sydney group Czarektrio. The trio features young improvisers Nicholas Mielczarek (guitar), Chloe Kim (drums) and local bassist Harry Birch.

Together they create long-form improvisations grounded in groove with a rock sensibility reminiscent of Miles Davis’ prog-rock inspired records of the 70s.

Also on the bill, the more experimental outfit, Improper Citation, led by local trumpeter Miles Rooney. The Quintet features some of the best young improvisers on the scene all finishing their studies at the famed Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Interspersed throughout the night, some of the regions best young spoken word artists will perform courtesy of Enough Said Poetry Slam.

The local organisation run by slam-master Lorin Elizabeth has grown exponentially over the past few years and hosts poetry slams on the last Thursday of every month in various venues around Wollongong.

The opportunity to work alongside a thriving local arts institution to present such a unique event is an exciting prospect says Reglar: “I hope this event will be the start of many more cross-media collaborations between Speak Satellite and other local arts organisations. Lorin has been doing great work with Enough Said giving a voice to emerging artists in the spoken word field and it’s our goal to do the same in the music realm with Speak Satellite, so I think it’s about time we did something together!”

He continues: “I’m really excited by the program we’ve managed to put together and to be able to do it at the Wollongong Writers Festival is such a fantastic opportunity to show off the talented
young musicians from this region and beyond to a whole new audience.”

For more information contact David Reglar 0431 593 800 / dreglar@wollcon.com.au