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Padma Newsome

piano, ukulele, violin, vocals

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Padma Newsome is a composer, arranger and performer (violin, viola, voice, keyboards, and various lutes). He has a broad musical palette, composing for traditional small and large ensemble, electro-acoustic media, song writing, and improvised chamber ensemble. Born in Alice Springs in Central Australia, Padma's music is influenced by his keen interest in the sensitive environment, history and culture of his country.

His works have been performed by ensembles such as the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Melbourne, the Locrian Chamber Players, and the Da Capo Chamber Players.

Padma is a founding member and composer of Clogs, and has also performed with the Seymour Group, Fresh Air, Eggplant, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, working under numerous conductors such as Sir Christopher Hogwood, Sir Charles Makkerras, and Stuart Challender.

Over the past decade, he has collaborated regularly with rock bands, as composer/orchestrator, performer and recording artist. These include The National, the Devastations, and Belgium singer-songwriter, Daniel Hélin.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Clogs Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:00p

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