Joseph Franklin (collaborator)
Joseph Franklin is a bassist, composer and bandleader working at the intersection of improvised, composed and experimental music.
As a performer/improviser, he works with both the electric and upright bass in various ensembles including his own group FRANKLIN, which performs as a trio, quartet and quintet.
Rites, the debut album by FRANKLIN was released in 2018 and features Jamie Oehlers on sax, Ollie McGill on piano and Dave Beck on drums. In early 2019, he performed and recorded a new body of work in New York with Marc Hannaford on piano and Satoshi Takeishi on drums.
As a composer, he has written acoustic and electronic music for configurations ranging from solo to chamber orchestra. His work has been performed by Ensemble Nouveau, The Music Box Project, The Australian Youth Orchestra with an upcoming premiere by the Flinders Quartet in June 2019. He has also written music for film, including the recent feature, Beyond The Noise.
He is currently based in Sydney, Australia.
I was born and raised in the north of Scotland so I feel quite at home up on the lush and sometimes chilly slopes of Kunanyi, Hobart's mountain, where I have lived and worked for six years.
I trained in architecture before I took a sidestep into ceramics bringing much of what I learned relating to functional design, materiality and form into this new expression. I still approach my work from a similar mindset.
Being a designer maker gives me the unbroken connection with the ideas and physical materials from beginning to end, something I always craved in architecture.
All my work is created on a pottery wheel, finished by hand and fired under a live flame in a gas kiln. This process creates infinite opportunity for subtle variation in the forms and surface finish of each piece.
I aim to provide my clients with bespoke, timeless pieces which add quiet character, richness and tactility to their everyday moments.