Tinkler & Schwing have spent the last three years on Bruny Island developing structures and strategies for improvisation on trumpet and guitar. What started as a mentorship has developed into a rich and deep collaboration. The focus of their practice has been improvisations informed by and in response to each other and specific acoustic environments such as lighthouses, boats, stairwells and sheds.

Their approach is to let the space or ‘ground’ they’re on become a part of the music without imposing a specific interpretation of that space. The space osmotically makes its way into the music as the duo plays, responds, and exists within it.

Tinkler, one of the world’s leading improvising musicians, now resides on the remote Tasmanian Island where he continues to develop his unique approach to the trumpet as well as to explore and develop the intricacies of improvisation.

Schwing is an extraordinary young guitar player who has lived on Bruny Island all his life and from this remote location has developed a highly individual practice that has taken him around the world and to prestigious residency programs such as Banff in Canada and the finals of the 2020 Freedman fellowship.