Past, current and upcoming projects include:
Digging Deeper – Karaoke creation
Digging Deeper: Secrets of the Neo-COALonial Movement Unearthed! at The Butterfly Club – is a production of ClimActs, a politically strategic, voluntary-run Australian performance collective using striking visual spectacle and satire to communicate the urgent need for the world to respond to grave threats from climate change. ClimActs’ celebrated Climate Guardians (Angles) have performed as guest artists at numerous Australian and international festivals.
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2019
M: Kaddish For The Children – Vocal Director
M: Kaddish For The Children concept, writer and performer Deborah Leiser-Moore and writer and performer Richard Moore. Premiere season at Footscray Community Arts Centre 28th February -9th March 2019 as part of the International Women’s Day program.
DECEMBER – FEBRUARY 2019
Hello From the Moon – song composed with Biddy Connor for Museum Victoria’s summer program at Scienceworks and ongoing programs.
1 DECEMBER 2018
Itinerant Sound – created by Geoff Robinson. Performed by Susan and 11 other performers
Itinerant Sound – part of a series of events for Liquid Architecture’s ‘Why Listen to Plants?’ that travelled from Design Hub making their ways to Royal Park. https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/events/filamental-consciouness.
19 JULY 2018
Oblique Strategies – Benefit for La Mama at Bar Oussou
Drawing by Bernard Caleo at Bar Oussou, 19 July 2018
Oblique Strategies – Voice (Susan Bamford Caleo) , Vibraphone (Elissa Goodrich), Violin (Caitlin French) and Accordion (Robert Stephens)
Reinterpreting the musical visions and imaginings of Brian Eno
12 DECEMBER 2017
for Elevate.1 a global day of performances, interventions and think pieces to be staged in elevators across the world on December 12, 2017.
29 NOVEMBER 2017
Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral with Elissa Goodrich (Vibraphone) and Susan Bamford Caleo (Voice) – original and other songs
Voice and Body Exploration – A chance to play with your voice
This Voice and Body Exploration series will be led by Susan Bamford Caleo. It is designed for people wanting to develop their voice and body awareness and to play with the expressive potential of their voice. The classes will
- include explorations through improvisation and gestural work influenced by the Body Voice work of Zygmunt Molik (Grotowski Theatre Laboratory) and the extended voice work developed by Alfred Wolfson and Roy Hart
- establish a shared practice with an emphasis on creating the potential for embodied vocal and physical choices and imaginative flight
- incorporate spoken and sung voice and may include monologues, poems or songs.
- offer the opportunity to establish a network for discussion and information sharing
Co- written by Susan Bamford Caleo and Bernard Caleo and voice over performances by Susan Bamford Caleo, Bernard Caleo, Zac Pidd and Cassia Stolio. National Gallery of Australia children’s audio tour for the Hyper Real Exhibition (Canberra, October 2017 to February 2018)
SOLD OUT season at La Mama
JUNE 28 – JULY 2 2017:
A duet in fragments. Vocalist and percussionist take up their positions. Susan and Elissa are facing a beast of their own wondrous creation. They plunge into the chaos and the comedy. Taking the monster by the tail, they get to work.
Given breath by the creations of others including Rainer Maria Rilke, Sharon Van Etten, Gyorgy Kurtag, Nina Simone and more, music and words are unleashed.
Created and performed by Susan Bamford Caleo and Elissa Goodrich
Provocateur and outside eye: Margaret Mills
Lighting design by Gina Gascoigne
Image by Daisy Noyes
Body, Voice, Improvisation: Weekend Workshop
A Weekend Workshop with Danielle Cresp and Susan Bamford Caleo
Dates: June 3 & 4, 2017
This workshop was directed towards:
* improvisation and voice practitioners who are interested in new ways of playing or in deepening their current artistic practise.
* physical and vocal performers who want to further integrate movement and voice and develop their on-stage presence.