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Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Chamber Jazz Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Crossover Jazz Rock: Instrumental Rock

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AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA - Victoria

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Lo-Res

Lo-Res is a Melbourne based Jazz crossover outfit led by flautist Belinda Woods. Predominantly featuring richly crafted tunes that allow for the individual musicians to explore their own creativity within the form and sound. As well as exploratory improvisations within the jazz idiom, the music touches on elements of folk and rock creating a unique sound world evoking Belinda's vision of musical expression.

Belinda is immersed in the Melbourne Contemporary music scene. Performing regularly with ensembles such as BOLT, Bohjass, Lo-Res and the Sunwrae Ensemble, Belinda’s performance practice focuses on the acoustic nature of her instrument, exploring the use of texture and contour within her playing to paint scenes of rich complexity.

Belinda was a finalist in the 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards and was a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award for her Master of Music (2008-2009) and current Doctoral studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Predominantly an improviser and composer and the leader of ensembles Lo-Res, Metremaid and Saveja, Belinda extends her abilities towards the composed music of the 20th and 21st centuries, the structure and innovation of which she draws into her own improvising and composition.

Artistic director of the “Make It Up Club” Improvised music series from 1993 – 2007, and Project manager of Jolt Arts ClickClack Project from 2010 - 2013, Belinda has played a major role in supporting and enhancing the development of Melbourne’s underground music scene. Her passion for music that is boundless, challenging, and left of centre keeps her explorations alive – the desire to create a form of music that is inspirational and exciting, building on the energy of creator and listener alike to transcend the unattainable.

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