Harp music celebrated at Free For All

Published on 08 September 2021

Tasmanian harpist Emily Sanzaro will lead this Sunday's free improvised community music program, Free For All, at Sawtooth ARI, with a full-size concert pedal harp taking centre stage.

The Launceston-based harpist, vocalist, violinist and loop artist said she was excited to lead an improvised music performance with members of the community.

"I love going into a performance situation with no plan," Sanzaro said.

"I think Free For All is a wonderful platform for exploring new realms.


"I really hope people will be prepared to get up and try it, experimenting with different ways to make sound with the harp or the different instruments I'll have there."

The Launceston Improvised Music Association, with support from the City of Launceston and Arts Tasmania, has expanded its weekly 'Free For All' music program between June and October — and everyone is invited.

Free For All is held each Sunday from 4pm at Sawtooth ARI in Lindsay Street, and involves participants creating improvised music using instruments they've never played before. No musical experience is necessary.

The expanded format runs until mid-October, and involves introductory performances delivered by local artists before the community music making begins.