Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 2013 Open Day in Manukau, South Auckland. A presentation from the APO's 'Remix the Orchestra' project; Yvette (up front) takes a sax solo over one of the tracks.
Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band tour, 2009
Yvette is on tenor saxophone here, at Wellington's 'Mighty Mighty' (a great venue that is sadly set to close down soon). Photo credit: Stephen Gibbs.
'Loop City' the album!
The cover of the 2013 CD recording of Loop City, the commission with which Yvette returned from her year in Melbourne. Poetry written and spoken by Amanda Anastasi and Steve Smart, and violin/octave violin/recorded loops by Sarah Curro.
The Committee presents: Clocktower 2013
Performing Yvette's work scatter in the University of Auckland Clocktower: Tom Pierard (cello); Yvette Audain (alto sax); Sharon Baylis (viola). Photo credit: Ted Audain.
The Bootleggers - Steampump III, 2012
The event theme is 'steampunk', and the vintage jazz band is The Bootleggers: Yvette Audain (clarinet/soprano sax); Nikola Shaw (sousaphone); Daniel Sowter (guitar); Andrew Nolte (drums). At the Arts House Meat Market, Melbourne.
APO Remix the Orchestra @ Auckland Festival of the Arts, 2013
The culmination of APO's 2013 'Remix the Orchestra' workshop, held in West Auckland. A handful of participants (all rap and hip-hop musicians) were selected to complete and perform their works in the Crystal Palace, Aotea Square, Auckland, alongside professional performers such as APO musicians and King Kapisi (pictured)
Westlake Concert Band perform 'Skirmish In Seven' at the 2013 KBB Music Festival
Commissioned by the Manukau Concert Band for their 40th anniversary in 2011, Skirmish In Seven went on to receive a repeat performance by the Westlake Concert Band (conducted by Warwick Robinson) at the 2013 KBB Music Festival. The band were presented with the award for 'Best Performance of a New Zealand Work' in the concert bands category.
Cuban Accent Banda @ Juice Bar, Parnell, 2013
Having always harboured a desire to play Latin American music, Yvette found herself in Auckland's Cuban Accent Banda for the first six months of 2013. A wonderful odyssey, during which plenty of people danced.
Impromptu busk in the park, December 2012
With Kenny Keppel in a spontaneous outdoor jam near the Telecom Christmas tree!
Surrey Hills Music Festival promotion, October 2012
Yvette presented a short bracket of her own material on clarinet and saxophone at her (then) local music festival in Melbourne. World-famous in Surrey Hills...
Brett's New Internationals, Tauranga Jazz Festival, Easter 2010
What a great set of dance music, popular song and pre-big-band jazz from the 1920s, presented by New Zealand's only authentic 1920s dance orchestra Brett's New Internationals, in which Yvette led the reeds (clarinet, soprano and alto saxophone) and sang in the vocal trio 'The Syncopettes'. The players number about 15, and here is the female contingent. Photo credit: Richard Singleton.
Frilly Knickers Jazz Band @ Barham Jazz Festival, 2012
Melbourne's all-female Frilly Knickers Jazz Band at Barham Jazz Festival, an annual event in NSW, Australia. Presenting mostly Dixieland jazz tunes.
Fringe In The Park, February 2011
Yvette promoting her 2011 Auckland Fringe show Grooves Unspoken: Music By Yvette Audain. Myers Park, Auckland. Photo credit: Oliver Macro.
The creative team behind Loop City at its finale performance, Deakin Edge, Melbourne, November 2013. L - R: Amanda Anastasi, Steve Smart (poets), Yvette Audain (composer), Sarah Curro (violinist). Photo credit as yet unrecalled - if you know who took it please contact me!
Participating in Phil Dadson's February Music at Auckland's Trish Clark Gallery, September 2015, with Peter Willis (bowls). Photo credit: Adrian Croucher.
Neighbouring Planets @ Kirehe, October 2018
House concert at Kirehe, Coromandel Peninsula, October 2018, on a bill with Soul Sax Plus and Gumtown Blues. Yvette Audain (soprano sax); David Kohout (drums); Dix Ozier (guitar); Joe Stodart (bass).
Neighbouring Planets - Balancing the Light
Neighbouring Planets (Yvette Audain; Dix Ozier) present Balancing the Light, a programme of their own original music, at Whitianga’s Embassy of Friendship, February 2019. Audience members were invited to bring a cushion for meditation - many partook.