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ALEX PERTOUT has been recognised for decades as one of Australia's leading creative percussionists and with credits on hundreds of albums, soundtracks and jingles is undeniably one of Australia's most recorded musicians. He is a multi-award winning artist whose playing has graced number one charting singles and albums and many award-winning recordings. As a versatile percussionist he has also attained credits as a member of numerous television orchestras, theatre orchestras, in countless live performances covering a wide musical spectrum as well as a respected educator and academic. In tandem he has developed a personal creative artistic career as a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording engineer, record producer, author and ensemble leader.

He was born in Santiago, Chile, lived in Gorizia, Italy and settled in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1970s. His parents, Chilean mother and Slovenian father were ardent lovers of classical music and in particular opera and provided a creative backdrop for his musical growth. At age 15 he embarked on studies in rhythmic percussion from various sources which eventually led to an academic musical research path and a successful professional career as a renowned percussionist. In 1980 he was part of the first intake of students into the newly developed jazz program at the Victorian College of the Arts, directed by the legendary saxophonist Brian Brown. During his college education he also researched composition, repertoire, arranging techniques, vibes, marimba, orchestral percussion and piano. He graduated from the VCA in 1983 with High Distinction. He has since completed a Master of Philosophy In Music at the Australian National University (ANU).

Percussionist extraordinaire...
Warwick McFadyen | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

He flatters most contexts in which he performs, combining the ability
to bring an extremely sophisticated sense of orchestration to bear...

John Shand | JAZZ’N’BLUES

Pertout's credentials are impeccable, supremely elegant playing...
Brian Wise | RHYTHMS

It has been the case for many years in Australia, one man's
name is synonymous with professional percussion, Alex Pertout
is the percussionist's percussionist...

Rob Walker | AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN

A musician's musician, this Chilean born percussionist who arrived
in Melbourne two decades ago via Italy, must have made an impact
on everyone at some time or other through his extensive
performances on record, stage and screen
...
Mike Daly | THE AGE


Performance by percussionist Alex Pertout was way above the
commonplace, Pertout impressed with his Latin American rhythms...

Narendra Kusnur | MIDDAY MUMBAI (INDIA)

As always Pertout provides a vital ingredient with his tasteful
and creative use of percussion instruments...

Adrian Jackson | RHYTHMS


PROFESSIONAL CREDITS
Recordings

As a first-rate studio percussionist he has attained recording credits on hundreds of releases, his playing featured on number one charting singles and albums and many award-winning recordings, releases include compact discs, long plays, mini long plays, 12" mixes and singles with artists such as Powderfinger, Australian Art Orchestra, Japanese fusion band Casiopea, Little River Band w/John Farnham, Tina Arena, Shane Howard, Daryl Braithwaite, French artist Charlelie Couture, Archie Roach, Goanna, Mark Gillespie, Paul Grabowsky, Vince Jones, Ruby Hunter, Pseudo Echo, Joe Chindamo, Kate Ceberano & Her Septet, The Black Sorrows, Redgum, Hunters & Collectors, Tommy Emmanuel, Merril Bainbridge, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian rock band Wings, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Seymour, Saffire, Rob Mills, Kavisha Mazzella,  Tony Gould, Coco's Lunch, Dan Greenwood, Mike Brady, Mark Elliot, Kids In The Kitchen, James Reyne, Mondo Rock, The Lovers, Rozzi, Christine Sullivan, Debra Byrne, Stephen Kirk, Graham Goble, Wendy Grace, Jamie Fielding, Linda Cable, Penny Dyer, Justin Humphries, Brian Brown, Linda George, Jane Rutter, Lisa Young Quartet, Fiona Burnett, Wendy Rule, Peter Jones, Lisa McCune, Linn Van Heck, Venice Beach, Southern Sons, Things Of Stone And Wood, Larry Maluma, Colin Buchanan, Dinash, Howlin' Wind, The Seekers, Mixed Relations, Among Thieves, Peter Andre, Stephen Housden, Joe Creighton, Broderick Smith, Arch Stevenson, Andrew Pendlebury, Bob Sedegreen, Steve Warner, Rhapsody In Red, Cotton Club Orchestra, Stephen Cummings, Cezary Skubiszewski, Richard Pleasance, Paul Norton, The Slow Club, Nick Barker And The Reptiles, FGHR, Neil Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Ross Wilson, Joe Camilleri, Indecent Obsession, Chantoozies, Ted Egan, John McAuslan, Fernandez & Wright, Steve Grace, Manikins, Adrian's Wall, Judy Conelli, FX, Greg Champion, Ka Ha, White Light Orchestra, Hi Ho, David Evans And Thunder Down Under, The Ones, Brian Cadd, Bruce Rowland, Colleen Hewet, Peter Cupples, Monica Brown, World Rhythm Band, Seona McDowell and Savanna Silver Band among others.


Soundtracks
His percussive work is to be heard also on many motion film soundtracks including It Runs In The Family, The Menkoff Method, Empire Falls, Crocodile Dundee, Siam Sunset, The Goddess Of 1967, Black & White, The Craic, Diana & Me, Simone De Beauvoir's Babies, Shiner, Witch Hunt, Gross Misconduct, Aladdin: The Return Of Jafar, La Spagnola, Andre The Seal, Noah's Ark, Queen Kat, Carmel and St. Jude, The Silver Brumby, Lightning Jack, Last Days Of Chez Nous, Hurricane Smith, Death Before Dishonour, Return To Eden, Lilian's Story, Lucky Break, The Crossing, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Wendy Cracked A Walnut, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping, The Bit Part, Dusty, Napoleon/Kulta, Georgia, Exile, Tunnel Vision, Life Of Harry Dare, Cheetah and Brilliant Lies among others.


Television Orchestras
As an accomplished and versatile percussionist playing a wide spectrum of instruments he has been a member of numerous television and theatre orchestras performing on tonight shows and special network presentations. On television he spent over two decades taking part in orchestras for all the networks working on programs such as The Don Lane Show, The Midday Show, New Faces, The Bert Newton Show, The Daryl Somers Show, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, Hey Hey It's Saturday as well as special presentations such as The Australia Remembers Gala Tribute, Brownlow Medal Awards, AFL Grand Finals, APRA Composer Awards, Australia Day Concert, Good Friday Appeal, Carols by Candlelight, Institute for the Blind Telethon, Victoria's 150th Anniversary, An Evening with Dame Edna and Australian Film Institute Awards, in turn backing artists such as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, The Commodores, Tim Finn, John Tesh, Don Burrows, Tom Jones, John Farnham, George Golla, Ray Davies, Margaret Urlich, Glen Shorrock, Petula Clark, Joan Carden, Hugh Jackman, Skyhooks, Gina Jeffreys, Bob Barnard, Dannii Minogue, David Dixon, Grace Knight, Anthony Warlow, Slim Dusty and James Morrison to name a few.

Theatre
In the theatre has been a featured percussionist in two year-long seasons of The Lion King at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne performing the house right and house left chairs. He has also taken part in the orchestra for the productions of Me & My Girl and HMS Pinafore with renowned English actor Paul Eddigton.


Concerts and Tours
As a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra led by Paul Grabowsky, he has toured Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, he has also performed as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and with artists such as Shane Howard, Paul Kelly, James Morrison, Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad, Brian Brown, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Kutcha Edwards, Jane Rutter, Slava Grigoryan, Christine Sullivan, Tony Gould, Ute Lemper, Tom E Lewis, Kavisha Mazzella, Don Burrows, Grace Knight, Goanna, The Seekers, Stephen Cummings, Kate Ceberano & Her Septet, Dannii Minogue, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, Marc Hunter, Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Grabowsky, Earl Brown, Debra Byrne, Steve Lacy, The Lovers, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra, Graeme Lyall, Mark Gillespie, Joe Chindamo, Cezary Skubiszewski, John Foreman, Andrew Pendlebury, Coco's Lunch, Ross Ryan, Kevin Borich Express, Pipoca, Bob Sedergreen, World Rhythm Band, Lisa Young, Linda George, The Purple Dentists, Linda Cable, Peter Cupples, Penny Dyer, Combo La Revelacion, Wjaz, Vince Jones and Savanna Silver Band among many others. He has also taken part in an array of diverse concert presentations such African Sanctus, Misa Criolla, Canto General, Axion Esti, Under The Southern Cross, Un Canto De Amor Al Pueblo and Festival Of Rhythm.


Educator
He is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of VCA and MCM at the University of Melbourne where he has also held the roles of head of contemporary music performance and head of jazz and improvisation, developing the curriculum for both the undergraduate and honours programs, directing the program for sixteen years, establishing formal performance opportunities featuring established and emerging artists, introducing world music performance and an Australian indigenous ensemble into the curriculum, inviting leading national and international artists to campus including Joe Zawinul, Mike Stern, Tom E Lewis, Richard Bona, Kutcha Edwards, Mark Levine, Raul Rekow, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Grabowsky, Hossam Ramzy, Andrea Keller, Jeff Tain Watts, Dave Valentin, Shane Howard and Dave Samuels among many others.

He has also been part of the music faculties at NMIT and an international external examiner for the Singapore Polytechnics. He has conducted masterclasses and workshops at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Australian National University (ANU), University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo (Sri Lanka), Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), Alandale College, Chisholm College, Bialik College, Piccolo Spoletto Festival, Future Music, Shepparton Arts Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Music Junction, Royal Australian Air Force, Victorian Rock Foundation, The Boite, Drumtek, Electric Factory and the Adelaide Rock Shop.



PERSONAL ARTISTIC OUTPUT
Recording Productions

Alex embarked on yet another facet of his already colourful artistic career working as a creative producer, sound engineer, audio editor, composer and multi-instrumentalist releasing solo albums as well producing selected ones for other projects and artists. These published releases have featured over thirty of his own compositions and include his debut self-titled album Alex Pertout [Larrikin Entertainment] with guests including Virgil Donati, Bob Venier, Linda George and Colin Hopkins, re-released as Lusambo. The follow up From The Heart [Vorticity Music] with guests including Mike Stern, Tom Coster, Tommy Emmanuel, Hossam Ramzy, Raul Rekow and Mark Levine. He produced Flight [Newmarket] a release by the legendary Australian saxophonist Brian Brown and took part in the US Jazziz compilation Percussion On Fire [Jazziz On Disc] with his track Salvador.

In 2011 he founded the label Whispering Tree Music with vocalist, composer Nilusha Dassenaike which with their project Alex & Nilusha has so far released Moments In Time with guests including Dave Valentin, Tony Gould, Joe Chindamo, David Jones, Leonard Grigoryan, the single Falling featuring Mike Stern and the award-winning album Tales To Tell which received the 'Premio Internacional' at the XIX 2015 Cubadisco Music Awards in Havana, Cuba with guests including Mike Stern, Edsel Gomez, Hossam Ramzy, Paul Grabowsky, Tom E Lewis and Alan Plachta. The label has also released the debut solo release by Nilusha titled The Lotus Verses as well the re-releases of Alex's earlier work From The Heart and his debut self-titled album re-titled Lusambo.

Ensemble Projects
Over the years he has led an array of ensembles including Alex Pertout & Friends, Cubarte, Orquesta Frenesi, Ensemble Mundo and Yambu Ensemble which in turn have performed in concerts, festivals, jazz clubs, on radio and television, both in Australia and internationally including as the opening act for Ottmar Liebert at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Coast To Coast on ABC-TV, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Vorticity's Electric Jazz Festival, Duende at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Australian Jazz Yatra in Mumbai [India], Montsalvat Jazz Festival, Summer Live's Jazz In The Green Room at the Victorian Arts Centre, El Fuego at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Ultimate Drummer's Day, Good Morning Australia on Channel 10, Brunswick Music Festival, Coburg Music Festival, Spoletto Melbourne Festival, Music Deli on ABC Radio, Jazz Az Now on ABC-TV, Twilight Jazz at the Myer Music Bowl, Moomba Jazz Festival, Mechanics Institute, Bennetts Lane and Chapel Off Chapel to name a few. The ensembles have also featured an array of special guest artists including Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy, noted author and pianist Mark Levine, flautist Dave Valentin, percussion master Raul Rekow, jazz trumpeters Scott Tinkler and Miroslav Bukovsky, trombonist James Greening, pianists Joe Chindamo, Tony Gould and Alister Spence, vocalist Christine Sullivan and saxophonist Lachlan Davidson.

His latest project Alex & Nilusha, a collaboration with vocalist Nilusha Dassenaike has performed widely in concerts, jazz clubs, festivals, on radio and television in Australia as well as in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Cuba. Their recordings feature an impressive gathering of outstading national and international guests including legendary US guitarist Mike Stern, Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy, pianist Paul Grabowsky, indigenous singer-songwriter Tom E Lewis, Latin-jazz flautist Dave Valentin, guitarists Leonard Grigoryan, Puerto Rican pianist Edsel Gomez, Cuban violinist William Roblejo and trumpetist Miroslav Bukovsky to name a few. Their debut album 'Moments In Time' received critical acclaimed including an ABC Jazz 'Album Of The Week' and an ABC Jazz Notes 'Top 5 Australian Jazz Albums of 2012' endorsement, while their latest release 'Tales To Tell' recorded in Melbourne, New York, Buenos Aires, London and Havana was awarded the 'Premio Internacional' at the 2015 Cubadisco Music Awards in Havana, Cuba.


Articles and Publications
His areas of expertise and research interests cover a wide range of activity. As an author he has released a book for instrumentalists and vocalists titled Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book designed to develop sight reading and rhythmic skills, published and distributed worldwide by legendary US company Mel Bay Publications. He writes regular percussion articles for Drumscene, was the Australian correspondent for Drum! (USA) and has written articles for Australian Musician, World Percussion & Rhythm (USA), Transition (Holland) and Jamm magazine.

Awards and Endorsements
He has been the recepient of Australia Council grants for recording and ensemble development, was one of the winners of Percussion On Fire, a Jazziz On Disc (USA) magazine release of compositions by drummers and percussionists from around the globe, chosen by vibist Dave Samuels, percussionist Paulinho Da Costa and drummer Peter Erskin and Jazziz editor Michael Fagien. He was awarded the Skin Full Reader's Poll 'Latin Percussion Award' recognising excellence in Australian drumming, was awarded a ‘Gold Disc’ as a member of Kate Ceberano & Her Septet for the release ‘Live!’, was awarded a Bell Award for 'Best Australian Ensemble' as a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra, was awarded a Helpmann Award for Kura Tungar 'Best Australian Contemporary Concert’ as a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra and was awarded a 'Premio Internacional' at the XIX 2015 Cubadisco Music Award in Havana, Cuba for the album Tales To Tell by his project Alex & Nilusha with Nilusha Dassenaike. He has international endorsements Meinl percussion, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Remo heads.




RECORDINGS

Australian Art Orchestra
Into The Fire

Powderfinger
Burn Your Name

Casiopea
Active




Powerfinger
Golden Rule

Shiner 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Joe Chindamo
Another Place, Some Other Time



It Runs In The Family
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Archie Roach
Jamu Dreaming
Society Of Composers Inc
Soundscapes



Mark Seymour
Embedded
Aladdin: The Return Of Jafar
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Christine Sullivan
Bloom



FGHR
Going Home

Australian Art Orchestra
Ruby
Joe Chindamo
Paradiso [2004]



Saffire
Nostalgica [2004]
Kavisha Mazzella
Silver Tango  [2004]
Rob Mills
Up All Night [2004]



Lisa Young Quartet
Grace
Tina Arena
Strong As Steel
Shane Howard
Retrospect



Australian Art Orchestra
Passion
Mike Brady
The Mistress
Spirit Of Christmas 2001
Various Artists



The Lovers
Black Orchid

Dan Greenwood
This Is The Girl
Coco's Lunch
A New Way Of Getting Dressed



Shout 
Australian Cast Recording
Powderfinger
My Happiness
The Crossing 
Motion Picture Soundtrack



Siam Sunset 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Goddess Of 1967
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Shane Howard
River



Powderfinger
Odyssey Number Five
Merril Bainbridge
Walk On Fire
Mixed Relations
Love



Lilian's Story 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Joe Chindamo
Good Little Ploy
Spirit Of Christmas 1999
Various Artists



Mark Gillespie
Flame

Olivia Newton-John
Warm And Tender
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Brophy - Metropolis Series



Noah's Ark
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Coco's Lunch
Invisible Rhythm
Linda Cable
Just A Dreamer



Tommy Emmanuel
Collaboration
Stephen Kirk
Secret Place
Wendy Grace
Infinite Sky



Merril Bainbridge
Between The Days
Jamie Fielding
Notes From The Underground
Kavisha Mazzella
Fisherman's Daughter



The Sound Of One Hand Clapping
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Penny Dyer
Adieu, Miro
Latino
Various Artists




Christine Sullivan
Here And Now

Justin Humphries
Mind Funk
FGHR
Stationery



Graham Goble
Stop

Joe Chindamo
Anyone Who Had A Heart
Linda George
Circle Dance



Colin Buchanan
The Measure Of A Man
Wendy Rule
Zero

Jane Rutter
Blo




Tommy Emmanuel
Classical Gas
Peter Jones
Thin Ice

Blue Heelers
TV Series Soundtrack
albums



Merril Bainbridge
Power Of One

Joe Chindamo
Reflected Journey
Spirit Of Christmas 1995
Various Artists



Australian Art Orchestra
Ringing The Bell Backwards
The Lovers
No Reason Why
Linn Van Heck
Difficult Women




The Lovers
Embrace
Venice Beach
Chainsaw Fantasy
Fiona Burnett
Imagine



Things Of Stone And Wood
Junk Theatre
Penny Dyer
Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly
Larry Maluma
Motion



Rozzi 
Secret Key

Southern Sons
Don't Tell Me What's Right
Spirit Of Christmas 1994
Various Artists



Lightning Jack 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Debra Byrne
Diamond In The Rough
Greg Champion
Everybody Loves To Watch Cricket



Debra Byrne
Sleeping Child
The Silver Brumby 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Wings & Superfriends
Opera Dalam Kenangan Parts 1&2



Lucky Break 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
David Evans And Thunder Down Under
Self-Titled
Howlin' Wind
Great Ocean Road



The Seekers
The Silver Jubilee Album
Larry Maluma
Punzizani Aana
The Spirit Of Christmas 1993 
Various Artists



Andre 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Paul Grabowsky
Viva Viva
Debra Byrne
Heaven Down Here



Things Of Stone And Wood
The Yearning
Mark Elliot
More Pieces Of Me
Among Thieves
Self-Titled



The New Rocky Horror Show 
Australian Cast Recording
The Slow Club
World Of Wonders
Peter Andre
Self-Titled



Joe Creighton
Holywell

Larry Maluma
Man And Woman
Stephen Housden
New World Groove



Last Days Of Chez Nous
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Arch Stevenson
Only Say The Word
Broderick Smith
Snowblind Moon



The Seekers
Live On

Andrew Pendlebury
Don't Hold Back That Feeling
Bob Sedegreen
Bobbing And Weaving




Stephen Cummings
Good Humour
Steve Warner
Sketches Of Paradise
Rhapsody In Red Cotton Club Orchestra
The Bill Armstrong Collection



Debbie Byrne
Caught In The Act
Al Bare
What Would I Do?
Razor Cuts
Various Artists



Richard Pleasance
Galleon
Cezary Skubiszewski
SoundeScape
Larry Maluma & Kalimba
Hallelujah




Daryl Braithwaite
The Horses
Paul Norton
Under A Southern Sky
Broderick Smith
Suitcase



Daryl Braithwaite
Rise
The Black Sorrows
Never Let Me Go
Charlelie Couture
Melbourne-Aussie



Hunters & Collectors
Blind Eye
Wendy Cracked A Walnut
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Larry Maluma & Kalimba
One Mans Poison



The Black Sorrows
Harley And Rose
Fernandez & Wright
Unsung
Nick Barker And The Reptiles
Make Me Smile



Hunters & Collectors
Ghost Nation
Al Bare
What Goes Around Comes Around
The Black Sorrows
Fire Down Below



Ross Wilson
Dark Side Of The Man
Neil Murray
Calm & Crystal Clear
Joe Camilleri/Amnesty International
Angel Dove



Nick Barker And The Reptiles
...Goin' To Pieces
Indecent Obsession
Spoken Words
Chantoozies
Wanna Be Up



The Black Sorrows
The Chosen Ones
Ted Egan
Ted's Shout
Larry Maluma & Kalimba
Confusion



Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Motion Picture Soundtrack
John McAuslan
The Immigrant
Chantoozies
Kiss 'N Tell



Chantoozies
Self-Titled
Kate Ceberano
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Hunters & Collectors
Still Hanging 'Round



The Black Sorrows
Hold On To Me
Steve Grace
Children Of The Western World
Hunters & Collectors
Do You See What I See?



Kids In The Kitchen
Terrain
Little River Band
Forever Blue
Manikins
Self-Titled



Kate Ceberano & Her Septet
Live
James Reyne
Rip It Up
Mondo Rock
Aliens



Hunters & Collectors
What's A Few Men?
Kids In The Kitchen
Revolution Love
FX
Will It Ever Be This Way



Crocodile Dundee 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Little River Band
Face In The Crowd
Adrian's Wall
Caught In The Web



Little River Band
No Reins
FX
Personal
Chantoozies
He's Gonna Step On You Again



Mondo Rock
Boom Baby Boom
Redgum
Midnight Sun
Judy Conelli
Turning Point




Hi Ho
One Man Too Late

White Light Orchestra
Halley's Comet
Ka Ha
Heart Of The Warrior




The Ones
Heart
Goanna
Dangerous Dancing
Australian TV's Greatest Hits
Various Themes



Goanna
Common Ground
Death Before Dishonor 
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Dinash
World Of Change



Goanna
Oceania
Hi Ho
Minimal Heart
Pseudo Echo
Try



Brian Cadd
No Stone Unturned
Linda Cable
Ya-De-Ya
Lisa Young
Fire And The Spark



Pseudo Echo
Love An Adventure
Bruce Rowland
Piano By Request
Brian Cadd
Still Hurting Me



Brian Brown
Wildflowers
Tony Gould
Best Of Friends
Colleen Hewet
The Power Of Love



Vince Jones
Watch What Happens
Stephen Cummings
Another Kick In The Head
Australia You're Standing In It 
TV Series Soundtrack



Stephen Cummings
Senso
Peter Cupples
Dryin' Time
Brian Cadd
My Baby Loves To Hurt Me



Stephen Cummings
Stuck On Love
Peter Cupples
Sweet Summer Nights
Monica Brown
Let The Children Come



World Rhythm Band
Ibex
Peter Cupples
Fear Of Thunder
Broderick Smith's Big Combo
My Father's Hands



Broderick Smith's Big Combo
Self-Titled

Savanna Silver Band
Pure Silver

Seona McDowell
Gossamer Wings





SOUNDTRACKS

Empire Falls
Starring Helen Hunt, Paul Newman,
Ed Harris and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Music by Paul Grabowsky
It Runs In The Family
Starring Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas,
Bernadette Peters and Rory Culkin
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Black & White
Starring Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance,
Kerry Fox and David Ngoombujarra
Music by Cezary Skubiszewski



La Spagnola
Starring
Lola Marceli, Alice Ansara
and Lourdes Bartolome
Music by Cezary Skubiszewski
The Goddess Of 1967
Starring Rose Byrne, Rikiya Kurokawa,
Nicholas Hope and Elise McCredie
Music by Jen Anderson
The Craic
Starring Jimeoin, Alan McKee,
Colin Hay and Bob Franklin
Music by Ricky Edwards



Shiner
Starring Michael Caine, Martin Landau,
Frances Barber and Frank Harper
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Noah's Ark
Starring Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen,
F. Murray Abraham and Carol Kane
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Diana & Me
Starring Toni Collette, David Parker,
Malcolm Kennard and Dominic West
Music by Brett Rosenberg



Siam Sunset
Starring Linus
Roache, Danielle Cormack,
Ian Bliss and Roy Billing
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude
Starring Alicia Gardiner, Dasi Ruz,
Elissa Elliot and Ben Mendelsohn
Music by Peter Sullivan
The Sound Of One Hand Clapping
Starring Kerry Fox, Kristof Kaczmarek
and Rosie Flanagan
Music by Cezary Skubiszewski



Lilian's Story
Starring Ruth Cracknell, Barry Otto,
Toni Collette and John Flaus
Music by Cezary Skubiszewski
Simone De Beauvoir's Babies
Starring Sally Cooper, Anne Looby,
Leverne McDonnell and Sonia Todd
Music by Jen Anderson
Brilliant Lies
Starring Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia,
Zoe Carides and Ray Barrett
Music by Nerida Tyson-Chew



Tunnel Vision
Starring Patsy Kensit, Robert Reynolds
and Rebecca Rigg
Music by David Hirschfelder
Aladdin: The Return Of Jafar
Starring Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger
and Dan Castellaneta
Music by Bruce Rowland
Lucky Break
Starring Gia Carides, Anthony LaPaglia,
Rebecca Gibney and Robyn Nevin
Music by Paul Grabowsky

 

Lightning Jack
Starring Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding Jr,
Beverly D'Angelo and Kamala Lopez
Music by Bruce Rowland
Andre The Seal
Starring Tina Majorino, Keith Carradine,
Chelsea Field and Shane Meier
Music by Bruce Rowland
Exile
Starring Claudia Karvan, Aden Young
and Beth Champion
Music by Paul Grabowsky



Gross Misconduct
Starring Jimmy Smits, Naomi Watts,
Sarah Chadwick and Adrian Wright
Music by
Bruce Rowland
The Silver Brumby
Starring Russell Crowe, Caroline Goodall
and Amiel Daemion
Music by Tassos Ioannides
Hurricane Smith
Starring Carl Weathers, Jürgen Prochnow,
Cassandra Delaney and Tony Bonner
Music by Brian
May



Last Days Of Chez Nous
Starring Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz,
Kerry Fox and Miranda Otto
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Almost (Wendy Cracked A Walnut)
Starring Rosanna Arquette, Bruce Spence,
Hugo Weaving and Kerry Walker
Music by Bruce Smeaton
The Crossing
Starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone,
Danielle Spencer and Emily Lumbers
Music by Martin Armiger



Cheetah
Starring Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins
and Timothy Landfield
Music by Bruce Rowland

Georgia
Starring Judy Davis, John Bach
and Julia Blake
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Death Before Dishonour
Starring Fred Dryer, Brian Keith,
Joseph Gian and Sasha Mitchell
Music by Brian May




In Too Deep
Starring Hugo Race, Santha Press, Alexis Anthopoulos and Richard Aspel
Music by Tassos Ioannides


The Life Of Harry Dare
Starring John Moore, Nicholas Hope, Tom Lewis and Aaron Wilton
Music by David Hirschfelder

The Bit Part
Starring Chris Haywood, Nicole Kidman and Katrina Foster
Music by Paul Grabowky and Red Simonds




Crocodile Dundee
Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski
and John Mellion
Music by Peter Best

Return To Eden
Starring Rebecca Gillin, James Reyne
and Wendy Hughes
Music by Brian May

Dusty
Starring Bill Kerr, Noel Trevarthen
and Carol Burns
Music by Frank Strangio




The Menkoff Method
Starring Noah Taylor, Lachland Woods, Robert Taylor and Jessica Clarke
Music by Paul Grabowsky


Witch Hunt
Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Cameron Daddo and Jerome Ehlers
Music by Cezary Skubiszewski
 





TELEVISION ORCHESTRAS


TV Logie Awards [Seven Network, GTV 9, Network Ten]

Tonight Live with Steve Vizard [Seven Network]

▪ Hey Hey It's Saturday
[GTV 9]

The Brownlow Medal Awards
[Network Ten]

▪ The Australia Remembers Gala Tribute
[ABC]

▪ AFL Grand Final
[Seven Network]

▪ The Don Lane Show
[GTV 9]

▪ The Midday Show
[GTV 9]

▪ New Faces
[GTV 9]

▪ The Bert Newton Show
[GTV 9]

▪ The Daryl Somers Show
[GTV 9]

▪ The Australia Day Concert
[Network Ten]

▪ Good Friday Appeal
[Seven Network]

▪ Carols by Candlelight
[GTV 9]

▪ Institute for the Blind Telethon
[Network Ten]

▪ Victoria's 150th Anniversary
[Seven Network]

An Evening with Dame Edna [GTV 9]

APRA Composer Awards [SBS]

▪ Australian Film Institute Awards
[Seven Network]





THEATRE

The Lion King
Regent Theatre, Melbourne
HMS Pinafore
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
Me & My Girl
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne





CONCERTS AND TOURS

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Australian Art Orchestra with Paul Kelly 'Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air'


Australian Art Orchestra
Miles Davies: Prince Of Darkness
Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide Town Hall
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Town Hall

Meet Me In The Middle Of The Air
with Paul Kelly
Australian Tour: Melbourne State Theatre, Sydney Opera House,
Brisbane Festival Gardens, Canberra Theatre Centre, Adelaide Festival Theatre
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sydney Opera House
Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Passion
Auckland International Festival, Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
Festival De La Ciudad De Mexico, Teatro De La Ciudad, Centro Historico, Mexico
Melbourne Recital Centre
Artshouse, North Melbourne Town Hall
Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine Town Hall
Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House
Melbourne Jazz Festival, Melbourne Town Hall
Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide Town Hall
MLC Auditorium, Melbourne

Ruby's Story with Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Auckland International Festival, Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
Wagga Civic Centre, Wagga Wagga
Melbourne International Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent
Water Water Festival, Sale, Victoria

Into The Fire with Karaikudi R Mani and Sruthi Laya
European Tour: Singapore La Salle College, London St John's Smith Square, Denmark Copenhagen Jazz Festival,
Germany Hannover World Expo, Czech Republic Prague Archa Theatre, Finland Pori Jazz Festival
New Horizons India Tour: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, India
Melbourne International Festival, Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Adelaide Arts Festival, Town Hall, Adelaide
Wangaratta Jazz Festival

Ringing The Bell Backwards
Australian Playing Australia Tour: Hobart, Melbourne, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Newcastle, Armadale
Melbourne Recital Centre
The Forum, Melbourne
The Continental, Melbourne
Melbourne International Festival, Malthouse Theatre

Testimony: The Legend of Charlie Parker
Sydney Opera House Steps
Melbourne Concert Hall
Adelaide Town Hall
Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House

Soak
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne Town Hall

Kura Tungar: River Songs and Stories with Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach
Melbourne International Festival, Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Hard Core
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne

Concerto with Michael Kieran Harvey
Brisbane Biennial, Brisbane Town Hall

Shorelines by Howard Shore
Melbourne International Festival, Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne

City Of Women with Deborah Conway
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Concert Hall

Improvisations with Palle Mikelborg
Brisbane Biennial, Brisbane Town Hall

Metropolis Series AAO & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Richard Mills
Malthouse Theatre

Improvisations with Steve Lacy
Wangaratta Jazz Festival


Ute Lemper
The Neruda Poems
Hamer Hall, Melbourne


Graeme Lyall & Orchestra
Australia Remembers
Featuring John Farnham, Margaret Urlich, Grace Knight, Don Burrows, Anthony  Warlow,
Slim Dusty and James Morrison, Palais Theatre, ABC-TV

Gershwin
Featuring Margaret Urlich, Renee Geyer, Grace Knight, Glenn Shorrock, Stephen Cummings,
Debra Byrne, Paul Grabowsky, Ross Wilson and Chris Wilson, Melbourne Concert Hall


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Merge: A Memory Of The Senses
Composed by Gerard Brophy, conducted by Markus Stenz, featured soloist,
Metropolis Series, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne


Australian Pops Orchestra
Film Music
Composed and conducted by Stanley Black, Melbourne Concert Hall


Australian Philharmonic Orchestra
Classic Gas
With Tommy Emmanuel, Geelong Showgrounds


Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra
The Last Night At The Romps
With Tony Gould, Melbourne Concert Hall


Joe Chindamo
Coen Brothers
Capital Jazz Festival, Street Theatre, Canberra
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Comedy Theatre
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Stonnington Jazz Festival, Malvern Town Hall

Paradiso
Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Town Hall


Brian Brown
Winged Messenger
Monsalvat Jazz Festival

Bells Make Me Sing
Prince Of Wales, Melbourne
Ballarat Art Festival
Adelaide Arts, ABC TV Adelaide


Kate Ceberano & Her Septet
I'm Beginning To See The Light
ANZ Pavillion, State Theatre, Melbourne


Goanna
Oceania Tour
Punters Club, Caufield Park, Melbourne


Shane Howard
Opening for Bob Dylan, Palais Theatre
Opening for Hothouse Flowers, Melbourne Concert Hall


Linda Cable & Local Heroes

Opening for Spandau Ballet, Melbourne Entertainment Centre


Ross Ryan
Opening for Van Morrison, Palais Theatre


Peter Cupples Band
Opening for The Dobbie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Festival Hall, Melbourne


Savanna Silver Band
Opening for Blondie, Byron Bay
Opening for Taj Mahal, Melbourne Dallas Brooks Hall, Adelaide Festival Theatre


Misa Criolla

Conducted by Paul Sarcich, Melbourne Concert Hall


African Sanctus

Conducted by Paul Sarcich, Melbourne Concert Hall


Canto General
Conducted by Mark Dunbar, North Melbourne Town Hall


Un Canto De Amor Al Pueblo: Songs of Victor Jara

Brunswick Town Hall
Mechanics Institute


Axion Esti
Conducted by Mark Dunbar, North Melbourne Town Hall


Under The Southern Cross
Concert and Live Telecast featuring Colin Hay, Daryl Braithwaite, Shirley  Strachan,
Shane Howard, Max Merritt, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Marc Hunter, Russell Morris,
Alex Smith and Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, Melbourne Showgrounds, Seven Network


Festival Of Rhythm
Percussion Spectacular, Blackwood Hall
Brazilian Rhythm,
Blackwood Hall



mso
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 'Merge: A Memory Of The Senses' [1999]




PERSONAL ARTISTIC OUTPUT
RECORDING PRODUCTIONS



Alex & Nilusha
Tales To Tell

XIX 2015 CUBADISCO MUSIC AWARDS
Winner of Premio Internacional
Havana, Cuba

Nilusha Dasenaike
The Lotus Verses
Alex & Nilusha
Falling featuring Mike Stern


Alex & Nilusha
Moments In Time

ABC JAZZ
Album Of The Week
ABC JAZZ NOTES
Top 5 Australian Jazz Albums of 2012
Alex Pertout
From The Heart
Alex Pertout
Lusambo




Jazziz On Disc Presents
Percussion On Fire

Brian Brown
Flight







COMPOSITIONS

As The Years Go By (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Baba Soroso (Alex Pertout/Traditional Afro-Cuban Chant)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Moments In Time
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Dave Valentin (flute), Joe Chindamo (piano), Leonard Grigoryan (guitar),
Craig Newman (bass), David Jones (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Boyce's Flight (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Clear Water (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Tales To Tell
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Tom E Lewis (voice, didgeridoo), Alex Pertout (percussion)

El Baile (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: John Barrett (flute), Mark Levine (piano), Christine Sullivan (voice), Steve Wade (voice), Lachlan Davidson (saxophone),
Craig Newman (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums), Raul Rekow (congas), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

El Nuevo Dia (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Bob Venier (flugelhorn, trumpet), Mario Genovese (guitar), Mike Matthews (bass), Virgil Donati (drums),
Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Everything To Me (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Linda George (voice), Penelope Dyer (voice), Lindsay Field (voice), Colin Hopkins (piano, fender rhodes),
Mario Genovese (guitar), Mike Matthews (bass), Derek Pellicci (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Falling (Alex Pertout/Nilusha Dassenaike)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Falling
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Mike Stern (guitar), Luke Howard (piano), Craig Newman (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Friendship (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: John Barrett (flutes), Lachlan Davidson (saxophone), Paul Grabowsky (fender rhodes), Christine Sullivan (voice),
Jeremy Alsop (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Friendship (Alex Pertout)
Released: Brian Brown Flight
Personnel: Brian Brown (pan flute), Sue Johnson (fender rhodes, voice), Scott Dunbavin (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion)

From The Heart (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Mike Stern (guitar), Colin Hopkins (piano), Kavisha Mazzella (voice), Leonardo Salvo (voice), Mary Doumani (harp),
Joe Costanzo (accordion), Jeremy Alsop (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

From The Heart (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Moments In Time
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Joe Chindamo (piano), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Giorni D'Inverno (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Good Things To Come (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Lachlan Davidson (saxophone), Mario Genovese (guitar), Mike Matthews (bass), Andrian Pertout (synthesizer),
Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Home Again (Alex Pertout/Mario Genovese)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Mario Genovese (guitar), Alex Pertout (piano)

Julian's Lullaby (Alex Pertout) also Julian's Journey
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Kavisha Mazzella (voice), Steve Wade (voice), Joe Chindamo (accordion), Andrian Pertout (lead synth),
Julian Alexander Pertout (windchimes, rattles, voice sounds), David Jones (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Kafelah (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: John Barrett (flute), Lachlan Davidson (saxophone), Cecilia Pertout (soprano), Joe Chindamo (fender rhodes),
Hossam Ramzy (tabla), Ben Robertson (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Lusambo (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Mario Genovese (guitar), Mike Matthews (bass), Virgil Donati (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Manaus (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: John Barrett (flutes), Colin Hokins (piano), Mike Matthews (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Manaus (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Moments In Time
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Dave Valentin (flute), Joe Chindamo (piano), Leonard Grigoryan (guitar),
Saby Bhattacharya (sarod), Craig Newman (bass), David Jones (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Moment In Time (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Mark Levine (piano), Matt Kirsch (guitar), Bob Venier (flugelhorn), Christine Sullivan (voice),
Ben Robertson (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Moments In Time (Alex Pertout/lyrics by Nilusha Dassenaike)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Moments In Time
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Dave Valentin (flute), Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet), Joe Chindamo (piano, accordion),
Craig Newman (bass), David Jones (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Notable Encounter (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Tom Coster (electric piano, accordion), Craig Newman (bass), John Annas (hi-hat), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Nothing To Hide (Alex Pertout/Nilusha Dassenaike)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Tales To Tell
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Edsel Gomez (piano), Alan Plachta (guitar), William Roblejo (violin),
Evripides Evripidou (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion, zampoñas)

One For Cal (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: John Barrett (flute), Colin Hopkins (fender rhodes, trumpet), Mike Matthews (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

One Love (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Matt Kirsch (guitar), Joe Chindamo (fender rhodes), Steve Wade (voice), Ben Robertson (bass),
John Annas (hi-hat), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Otra Vez (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Tales To Tell
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Alan Plachta (guitar), David Alfaro (piano), Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet),
Craig Newman (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Recuerdo De Los Andes (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Cecilia Pertout (soprano), Alejandro Vargas (zampoñas), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Salvador (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Tommy Emmanuel (guitar), Colin Hopkins (fender rhodes), Bob Venier (flugelhorn), Leonardo Salvo (voice),
Craig Newman (bass), Darryn Farrugia (drums), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Song For My Father (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Cecilia Pertout (soprano), Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Song For My Father - Reprise (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout From The Heart
Personnel: Alex Pertout (fender rhodes, keyboards)

Tomorrow Is Here (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex Pertout Lusambo
Personnel: Alex Pertout (percussion, keyboards)

Un Mismo Camino (Alex Pertout)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Tales To Tell
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Paul Grabowsky (piano), Miroslav Bukovsky (flugelhorn), William Roblejo (violin),
John Norton (oud), Evripides Evripidou (bass), Hossam Ramzy (tabla), Alex Pertout (percussion)

Wanderlust (Alex Pertout/Nilusha Dassenaike)
Released: Alex & Nilusha Tales To Tell
Personnel: Nilusha Dassenaike (voice), Mike Stern (guitar), Luke Howard (piano), William Roblejo (violin),
Craig Newman (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion)



ENSEMBLE PROJECTS


Alex & Nilusha - Mosaic Music Festival Singapore [2014]


Alex & Nilusha
Opening for Richard Bona, Melbourne Jazz Festival - Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse
Casa De la Amistad, Havana, Cuba
La Zorra Y El Cuervo, Havana, Cuba
Mood Indigo, The Salon, Melbourne Recital Center
Mosaic Music Festival Singapore - The Esplanade
Organ Festival, Town Hall, Ballarat
▪ Opening for Christian McBride, Melbourne Jazz Festival - Melbourne Recital Centre
▪ Capital Jazz Project Canberra - The Street Theatre
▪ Brunswick Music Festival - Brunswick Uniting Church
The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
▪ The Gathering - Melbourne Recital Centre
Bennetts Lane with special guest Roman Pelladito Hernandez
▪ Stonnington Jazz Festival - Chapel Off Chapel
▪ Winter Music Gathering - Mechanics Institute
▪ Peace Concert Series - Federation Hall
▪ Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Weekend - Darebbin Arts Centre
▪ The Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre - Melbourne
Dutch Burgher Union - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Opening for Richard Bona - Melbourne Recital Centre
Camberwell Music Society - Melbourne
Melba Hall with special guest Dave Valentin - University of Melbourne


Alex Pertout & Friends
The Gathering - Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne
Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Weekend - Darebbin Entertainment Centre
The Gathering with special guest Joe Chindamo - Iwaki Auditorium
Vorticity's Electric Jazz Festival - Melbourne
Bennetts Lane with special guest Mark Levine
Duende presented by MAV - Melbourne Concert Hall
El Fuego presented by MAV - Melbourne Concert Hall
Australian Jazz Yatra, Ran Bhavan - Mumbai, India
Brunswick Music Festival - Brunswick Town Hall
Momba Jazz Festival, Flagstaff Gradens - Melbourne
Bennetts Lane with special guest Hossam Ramzy
Jazz In The Green Room, Arts Centre - Melbourne
Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Day - Dallas Brooks Hall
Opening for Ottmar Lieber - Melbourne Concert Hall


Orquesta Frenesi
Winter Jazz with special guest Dave Valentin - Melbourne Recital Centre
Graduation with special guest Scott Tinkler - Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Sabor with special guest Mark Levine - Federation Hall


Yambu Ensemble
Yil Lull with Coro Ensemble and special guest Kutcha Edwards - Federation Hall
The Gathering with special guests Coco's Lunch - Iwaki Auditorium
The Gathering with special guest Christine Sullivan - Melbourne Concert Hall
Soul Sacrifice, Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Day - Dallas Brooks Hall
Jingo, Australia's Ultimate Drummer's Day - Dallas Brooks Hall


Mundo Ensemble
Reconciliation Week with special guest Kutcha Edwards, VCA
Riverdown
with special guest Tom E Lewis, Willin Week, VCA
The Gathering with special guest Shane Howard - Melbourne Recital Centre
Vasantha with special guests Karaikudi R Mani and Gatham Suresh - VCA
Stonnington Jazz Festival with special guests Kutcha Edwards and Nilusha Dassenaike, Chapel Off Chapel
The Gathering with special guest Shane Howard - Iwaki Auditorium
The Gathering presenting Santaolalla's 'Motorcycle Diaries' - BMW Edge
The Gathering with special guests Karaikudi R Mani and Gatham Suresh - Iwaki Auditorium



ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests
World Percussion: instruments, techniques, performance
Afro-Latin American Percussion: history, instruments, techniques, repertoire, performance
▪ Latin American Music: styles, instruments, repertoire, performance
Ensemble: direction, development, repertoire, performance, composition
▪ Percussion Ensemble: development, repertoire, performance, composition
Rhythm: concepts, development techniques, repertoire
Improvisation: development, materials, techniques, styles
Music Education: programs, solo and group performance development, curriculum development
Recording: laptop recording, production, multitrack techniques, studio performance



Book
Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book Mel Bay Publications Inc [2001]

 


Dissertation
Master of Philosophy in Music (ANU)
The Conga Drum: Development, Technique, Styles, Improvisations and the
contribution of master drummer Ramon ‘Mongo’ Santamaria

Australian National University [2008]


Published Articles
Pertout, Alex. Pelladito. Drumscene. 2014 (78): 124‐127.
— . Life Changing Rhythmic Adventure To Havana, Cuba. Drumscene. 2014 (78): 120-121.
— . The Conga Drum: A Historical Perspective. Drumscene. 2012 (67): 126‐127.
— . The Conga Drum: Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria's Contribution. Drumscene. 2010 (61): 100‐101.
— . The Conga Drum: Technical Development. Drumscene. 2010 (60): 98‐99.
— . Manny Oquendo's Mozambique. SA Drums & Percussion. South Africa. 2005 (Sept-Nov): 25. 
— . An Introduction to South Indian Rhythmic Tradition ‐ Part 1. Drumscene. 2005 (42): 85‐85.
— . An Introduction to South Indian Rhythmic Tradition ‐ Part 2. Drumscene. 2005 (43): 85‐85.
— . Conga Pioneer Part 2. Drumscene. (41): 77‐77.
— . Conga Pioneer Part 1. Drumscene. (40): 86‐86.
— . Introduction to South Indian Rhythmic Tradition Part 2. Drumscene. 2005 (43): 85‐85.
— . Introduction to South Indian Rhythmic Tradition Part 1. Drumscene. 2005 (42): 85‐85.
— . The Ibo. Drumscene. 2004 (38): 36‐36.
— . Lenny Castro's Touch. Drumscene. 2003 (32): 76‐76.
— . A Day With Lenny Castro. Drumscene. 2003 (32): 44‐44.
— . Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria. Obituaries. The Age. 2003.
— . Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria. Drumscene. 2003 (32): 12‐12.
— . The Cajon. World Percussion & Rhythm. USA. 2002: 24-25.
— . The Percussive Artistry of Luis Conte. Drumscene. 2002 (31): 66‐66.
— . A Day With Luis Conte. Drumscene. 2002 (31): 62‐62.
— . Small Percussion: A Methodical Approach ‐ Part 2. Drumscene. 2002 (30): 64‐64.
— . Small Percussion ‐ A Methodical Approach – Part 1. Drumscene. 2002 (29): 74‐74.
— . Bongos: A Roberto Roena Solo. Drumscene. 2002 (28): 66‐66.
— . Bongos: Incorporating Fills. Drumscene. 2002 (27): 58‐58.
— . Bongos: The Martillo. Drumscene. 2001 (25): 57‐57.
— . Bongos: An Introduction. Drumscene. 2001 (25): 56.
— . The Percussive Artistry of Manolo Badrena. Drumscene. 2001 (24): 59‐59.
— . A Day With Manolo Badrena. Drumscene. 2001 (24): 26‐27.
— . Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book. Pacific, MO, United States: Mel Bay Publications Inc. 2001.
— . Tito Puente. Drumscene. 2000.
— . A Day With Melena Francis. Drumscene. 2000.
— . The Conga Drum: An Introduction. Drumscene. 1999.
— . Merge A Memoir Of The Senses: MSO Development and Performance. Drumscene. 1999.
— . Conga Improvisation: The Raul Rekow Style. Drumscene. 1999.
— . A Day With Raul Rekow. Drumscene. 1999.
— . Berimbau: The Heart Of Capoeira. Drumscene. 1998.
— . Life In The Studio: On Recording. Drumscene. 1998.
— . Just Another Day In The Park. Review. Transition Magazine. Holland. 1998: 20-21. 
— . Samba The Brazilian Heartbeat: Tamborim and Agogo Rhythms. Drumscene. 1998.
— . Samba The Brazilian Heartbeat: Rhythmic Directions. Drumscene. 1998.
— . Samba The Brazilian Heartbeat: Essential Parts. Drumscene. 1998.
— . Bomba: Afro‐Puerto Rican Treasure. Drumscene. 1997.
— . Afro‐Peruvian Percussion: The Cajon. Drumscene. 1997.
— . Sight Reading Rhythm: An Introduction. Australian Musician. 1996.
— . Argentinian Rhythms: Zamba and Chacarera. Drumscene. 1996.
— . Mozambique: The Manny Oquendo Touch. Drumscene. 1996.
— . Clave Concepts: Tito Puente's Para Los Rumberos. Drumscene. 1996.
— . Six‐Eight Rhythms: An Introduction. Drumscene. 1995.
— . Guaguanco: Afro‐Cuban Rumba. Drumscene. 1995.
— . Clave Concepts: Afro Cuban Rhythms. Drumscene. 1995.
— . Afro-Percussion: Styles. Jamm Magazine. 1978: 21. 


Online Lessons, Articles and Interviews

Afro-Peruvian Percussion The Cajon
Argentinian Rhythms Zamba & Chacarera
Berimbau Heart Of Capoeira
Bomba Afro-Puerto Rican Treasure
Bongo Improvisation Roberto Roena Style
Clave Concepts Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Clave Concepts Tito Puente's Para Los Rumberos
Conga Drum An Introduction
Conga Improvisation Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria Style
Conga Improvisation Raul Rekow Style
Conga Styles Ramon 'Mongo' Santamaria
Guaguanco Afro-Cuban Rumba
Mozambique The Manny Oquendo Touch
Percussive Sounds Lenny Castro Style
Sight Reading Rhythm Introducing Quarter Notes, Rests & Eighth Notes
Six-Eight Rhythms An Introduction
Samba Essential Parts
Samba Rhythmic Directions
Samba Tamborim & Agogo Patterns
Small Percussion A Methodical Approach
South Indian Rhythmic Tradition An Introduction Part I
South Indian Rhythmic Tradition An Introduction Part II
An Introduction Berimbau
An Introduction Bombo
An Introduction Cajon
An Introduction Congas
An Introduction Ibo
An Introduction Marimba
An Introduction Vibes
MPhil Interviews Alex Acuña
MPhil Interviews Jack Costanzo
MPhil Interviews Joey De Leon Jr
MPhil Interviews Larry Harlow
MPhil Interviews Mark Levine
MPhil Interviews Jose Madera
MPhil Interviews Paoli Mejias
MPhil Interviews Graham Morgan
MPhil Interviews David 'La Mole' Ortiz
MPhil Interviews Armando Peraza
MPhil Interviews Bob Quaranta
MPhil Interviews Ruben Rodriguez
MPhil Interviews Dario Rosendo
MPhil Interviews Daniel Sadownick
MPhil Interviews Tommy Saito
MPhil Interviews Bobby Sanabria
MPhil Interviews John Santos
MPhil Interviews Marty Sheller
MPhil Interviews Michael Spiro
A Day With Manolo Badrena
A Day With Lenny Castro
A Day With Luis Conte
A Day With Melena Francis
A Day With Roman Pelladito Hernandez
A Day With Raul Rekow
In Memorium Mongo Santamaria
In Memorium Tito Puente
Creative Environments Life In The Studio
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Merge A Memory Of The Senses




AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS

Alex & Nilusha: Awarded a Premio Internacional for the album Tales To Tell, XIX 2015 Cubadisco Music Awards, Havana, Cuba
Jazziz On Disc Percussion On Fire: Winner with composition Salvador featured on Jazziz February 1997 cd release (USA)
Skin Full Reader's Poll 1995: Awarded the 'Latin Percussion Award' Recognising Excellence in Australian Drumming
Kate Ceberano & Her Septet: Awarded a ‘Gold Disc’ as member of the septet for the album 'Live!'
Australian Art Orchestra: Awarded a 2005 Bell Award as founding member for 'Best Australian Ensemble'
Australian Art Orchestra: Awarded a 2004 Helpmann Award as founding member for 'Best Australian Contemporary Concert’
Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded a Recording Grant
Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded an Ensemble Development Grant
University of Melbourne: Awarded a FSGS Grant for Cubadisco Music Festival and Confererence, Havana, Cuba
University of Melbourne: Awarded a FSGS Grant for International Society for Improvised Music Conference, New York, USA
Meinl Percussion: Recipient of international endorsement by leading percussion makers
Zildian Cymbals: Recipient of international endorsement by leading cymbal makers
Vic Firth Sticks: Recipient of international endorsement by leading stick makers
Remo Heads: Recipient of international endorsement by leading drum head makers



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