After 20 years of being at the forefront of experimentation, collaboration and creation of new music, we are announcing some changes.
We are proud of our extensive history and the achievements we have made. We are so pleased to have worked with so many artistic collaborators in such a diverse range of projects over the years. We value the relationships we have with many venues, festivals, presenters, cultural and educational institutions. We are grateful to our peers and governments who have consistently found our work worthy of funding and support.
After much thought and conversation, we have collectively decided to change the way we work as of 2020 and will take a break from initiating Zephyr projects to focus on individual pursuits and special opportunities. We want to make it clear that we will remain available for unique performance projects, invitations and selective collaborations. Individually, we are all committed to the ongoing making of new work and still welcome conversations about how we can participate in the making of new music.
For now, we need a bit of a rest. We have been fortunate to have had the support of funding to develop our audiences and share our work outside of Adelaide and Australia. We have gratefully participated in many invitations to festivals and events around Australia and the world. Other artists will understand that what our audiences see on stage, in that brief moment of live exchange, is just a small part of our work. We rehearse, we write, we arrange, we do administration, we spend time in airports, we do soundchecks, we coordinate schedules, we have other jobs and we have loved ones... we need some time to explore what else is out there for us.
We want to be explicitly clear that this is not goodbye, but farewell for now. We will be releasing information about our performances for the rest of 2019 shortly. We encourage our audiences to catch us while you can at our upcoming concerts and remind you that we have been recording a new album of our work which is due for release on PARMA Records in early 2020. We remain excited about what the future holds for us all.