Dr Simon Barker

Senior Lecturer in Jazz

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney

Telephone 02 93511462

Biographical details

Simon Barker (PhD Jazz Performance) is a lecturer in Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In addition to his numerous solo performances and recordings, Simon co-leads several internationally recognized collaborative ensembles including Trace Sphere, Chiri, Showa 44, and Band of Five Names. Simon also performs with many of Australia’s most established ensembles including the Matt McMahon trio, the Phil Slater Quartet, and several groups led by Scott Tinkler. Recent international collaborations include performances at KBS Art Hall, Seoul, (with Jo Jonghun and Lim Mijeong), Yeowoorak Festival, Korea, (with Kim Jeong Hee), Jazztopad, Poland (duet with Bae il Dong), peformances with Jen Shyu (USA). in 2015, Simon published "Korea and the Western Drumset" (Ashgate, London).

Research interests

Rhythm analysis and theory of rhythm/meter

North Asian rhythmic traditions

Jazz studies

Contemporary music studies

Rhythmic traditions

Personal interests

Long distance barefoot running

Teaching and supervision

Past Postgraduate student completions

Marc Hannaford (MMus): Elliot Carter's Rhythmic Language: A framework for improvisation

Michael Bartolomei (MMus): Julian Lee and the Art of Vocal Accompaniment

James Waples (MMus): Open/Close

Andrew Gander (PhD): Processes of Developing a Polyrhythmic Jazz Drumming Idiolect

James Mclean (PhD): A New Way of Moving: Developing a Solo Drumset Practice Informed by Embodied Music Cognition

Darren Heinrich (PhD): Jazz on the Hammond Organ:An Investigation into the Playing Style of Jazz Organists

Sam Gill (MMus): Matt Mitchell's Rhythmic Language and its Application as a Framework for Improvisation

Thomas Botting (PhD): Developing a Personal Vocabulary for Solo Double Bass Through Assimilation of Extended Techniques and Preparations

Christopher Hale (PhD): Ritual Diamonds and Bass Hohup: Strategies for Cross-Domain Creative Engagement with Korean Traditional Rhythm

Current postgraduate students supervised by Simon

Emma Stephenson (PhD Candidate)

Adam King (PhD Candidate)

Matthew McMahon (PhD Candidate)

Phil Slater (PhD Candidate)

James Waples (PhD Candidate)

Hannah Kim (MMus Jazz Perf)

Hannah James (MMus Perf)

Current projects

Publications

2015 Korea and the Drumset:Scattering Rhythms, Ashgate, Surrey, UK.

Recent solo and collaborative CD releases

2019 Interweave (collaboration with Scott Tinkler) Kimnara/MGM

2018 Trails Emerge, Mino Paths (Kimnara/MGM) producer and solo performer

2018 Mudang Rock (collaborative recording with Henry Kaiser, Bill Laswell, Rudresh Mahanthappa)

2018 Simon Barker, Urgency! (Vol.2) New Rivers (Kimnara/MGM) (producer and solo performer)

2018 Simon Barker, Urgency! (Vol.1) Drum Chants for Kiribati and the Marshall Islands (Kimnara/MGM) (producer and solo performer)

2018 Showa 44, Kaihyogo (Kimnara/MGM)

2016 Simon Barker, On Running, nara017, Kimnara/MGM (producer and performer)

2016 Simon Barker/Scott tinkler, Tides, digital release

2015 Trace Sphere, Gathering Rains, nara016, Kimnara/MGM (producer and band leader)

2014 Simon Barker, Descalzo, nara015, Kimnara/MGM (solo)

2012 Simon Barker, Driftwood, nara014Kimnara/MGM (solo)

2012 Chiri, The Return of Spring, nara013, Kimnara/MGM (collaborative ensemble)

2010 Bae, Barker, Tinkler, Chiri, nara011, Kimnara/MGM (collaborative ensemble)

2008 Daorum,Daorum, nara010, Kimnara/MGM (collaborative ensemble)

2016 Stu Hunter, The Migration, Bell Award winner (two categories)

2015 Barney McAll, Mooroolbark, ABC (Aria Award winner)

2014 Paul Grabowsky, The Bitter Suite, ABC (Aria Award winner)

2014 Red Fish Blue, The Sword and the Brush, ABC

For a full discography please visit HERE

Recent Appearances of Note

2017 Seoul Meets Arnhem Land (OzAsia Festival)

2017 KBS Art Hall (Seoul) Jo Jonghun, Lim Mi Jeong, Simon Barker

2016 Hwaeomsa Music ritual (solo and duet with Heo Yoon Jeong)

2015 King Lear (Sydney Theatre Company (co-composer)

2015 World premiere of “The Tale of Samulnori”, Seoul, Korea (co-composer)

2015 World premiere of new work for shakuhachi/dancer/drumset, Adelaide Festival (co-composer/performer)

2014 World premiere of "The Return of Spring", Tanks Arts Centre (co-composer/performer)

2014 World premiere of “Mujing”, Cambelltown Arts Centre (co-composer/performer)[2015 Art Music Awards finalist]

2014 World Premiere of “Echo From An Empty Creek”, Music Matters, Sri Lanka (co-composer/performer)

2013 Duo performance with Bae Il Dong, Jazztopad, Poland

2013 World Premiere of “Gateless Gate”, new work for LIG, Korea (composer/performer)

2013 Guest Artist “Yeowoorak Festival of Seoul”, Korea

2012 Chiri, Hi Seoul Festival, Seoul, Korea(co-composer/performer)

2012 New York University/KAIST Seoul, Telematic collaboration with Mark Dresser, Jim Black, Ellery Eskelin, Bae Il Dong and Sarah Weaver

2012 Daorum, Campbelltown Performing Arts Centre 
(co-composer/performer)

2012 Chiri, Yeosu Expo, Yeosu, Korea

Awards and honours

Awards and Honors

2017 Australia Council grant for recording new work

2013 Campbelltown Arts Centre artist in residence

2011 Australia Council For the Arts Fellowship (2 years)

2011 Australia Council support for performances at The Lincoln Center, New York


2009 Korea Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship
 (2 years)

2000 AsiaLink Residency (Melbourne University, Australia/Korea Foundation) to create collaborative works with Korean musicians 


2000 Australia Council grant for study in the USA


1999 Australia Korea Foundation grant to create the collaborative work "Black Rain/Red Earth

In the media

Media links (recent reviews and feature articles)

Urgency Vol. 1 (Drum Chants for Kiribati and the Marshall Islands) review

Urgency Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 review

On Running review

Trace Sphere "Gathering Rains" review

Feature article at Australian Jazz.net

Mujing review

Descalzo review

Return of Spring review

Orneon review

Ormus review

Bo5N review

Jazztopad (Poland) review

Summary Biography

Barker has few peers worldwide for flexibility, resourcefulness, imagination and a complete absence of rhythmic clichés.” John Shand (SMH 2010)

Simon Barker is one of Australia’s most extraordinary jazz drummers, playing with an intensity that is virtually unrivalled. Through his transcultural performances, master classes and musical explorations in Korea, Japan, China, and elsewhere, Barker has considerably extended the vocabulary of Australian jazz.” Tony Mitchell (Music Forum 2010)

I studied here in Australia with Jon Collins, and in New York with John Riley, Keith Copeland, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Kim Plainfield and Mike Clarke. Since returning home in 1990 I’ve performed throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and the US. In 2001, I studied with Kang Sun il. In 2005 I set up Kimnara Records, a little independent record label presenting new music by Australian improvisers. I’m currently working as a lecturer at The University of Sydney/Conservatorium of Music.

I’ve produced a collection of solo drumming recordings, including the recently released Urgency! series, and over the past 20 years I’ve been involved in several ongoing collaborative projects including Band of Five Names (with Phil Slater and Matt Mcmahon), Showa 44 (duo with Carl Dewhurst), Lost Thoughts (duo with Scott Tinkler), and Chiri (trio with Bae il Dong and Scott Tinkler).

Recently, I’ve collaborated with numerous local and international artists including Jen Shyu, Gian Slater, Kim Hyelim, Chris Hale, Tony Malaby and Kris Davis, Jo Jonghun and Lim Mijeong (Byeolsinak), Mary Rapp and Carl Dewhurst, as well as with Henry Kaiser, Bill Laswell, and Rudresh Mahanthappa (on the 2018 recording Mudang Rock).

Along with collaborative groups I’ve been fortunate to play regularly with with many of Australia’s most established ensembles including the Phil Slater Qt, Baecastuff, Matt McMahon trio, the Australian Art Orchestra, Vince Jones, Katie Noonan, Red Fish Blue, the Paul Grabowsky sextet, Cameron Undy’s 20th Century Dog, Stu Hunter, as well as various groups led by Scott Tinkler.

In the past I’ve performed and recorded with a great variety of local artists and ensembles including John Sangster, Mark Simmonds’ Freeboppers, Bernie McGann, Jamie Oehlers, Marc Hannaford, Don Burrows, Dale Barlow, Tim Stevens’ Trio, Sandy Evans GEST8, Mark Isaacs Trio, Judy Bailey, Ian Chaplin, James Muller, Clarion Fracture Zone, Roger Dean, Julian Wilson, James Greening. I’ve recorded over sixty CDs with local and international jazz artists including ARIA winner “Fire” by a great musical mentor, Mark Simmonds, and have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to perform with many international touring artists including Jason Moran, Marylyn Crisspell, Tim Berne, Joe Lovano, Ed Schuller, Makoto Kuria, Claire Martin, Sheila Jordan, Gary Smulyan, John Hicks and Carlos Ward.

Selected grants

2017

  • Urgency! (For Kiribati and the Marshall Islands); Barker S; Australia Council for the Arts/Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Barker, S. (2015). Korea and the Western Drumset: Scattering Rhythms. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [More Information]

Musical Compositions

  • Barker, S. (2013). Three Streams. Brisbane, Australia: Self Published.
  • Barker, S. (2012). Mutiny Music 1. Return to Tahiti 2. Mauatua. Wangaratta, Australia: Mutiny Music.

Music

  • Barker, S., Herbert, N. (2018). Earth. Nest 3: Earth. Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Recital Centre.
  • Barker, S., Drake, H. (2018). Simon Barker and Hamid Drake Duo. Simon Barker and Hamid Drake Duo. NFM, Red Hall, Wroclaw, Poland: Jazztopad.
  • Lim, M., Kim, J., Barker, S. (2017). 1. Siganyonghaeng. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Lim, M., Barker, S. (2017). 2. Cheongbo. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Barker, S. (2017). 3. Drunggaeng and Cheongbo part 2. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Barker, S., Kim, J. (2017). 5. Puneori. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Lim, M., Barker, S., Yoon, E., Kim, J. (2017). 6. Bada. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Il Dong, B., Wilfred, D., Barnes, J., Barker, S. (2017). Seoul Meets Arnhem Land: Ecstatic Voice. OzAsia Festival - Meeting Points: South Korea/Arnhem Land. Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia: OzAsia Festival.
  • Barker, S., Malaby, T., Tinkler, S., Hannaford, M., Shyu, J. (2017). Untitled (Set 1 and Set 2). Simon Barker Group. The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, United States of America: The Jazz Gallery.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S. (2016). Stu Hunter: The Migration. The Migration. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Festival.
  • Ferenci, S., Barker, S. (2015). (Ferenci - Barker duo). Simon Ferenci and Simon Barker: Jazzgroove Conversations. Foundry 616, Sydney, Australia: Jazzgroove Association.
  • Gill, S., Barker, S. (2015). (Gill - Barker duo). Sam Gill and Simon Barker: Jazzgroove Conversations. Foundry 616, Sydney, Australia: Jazzgroove Association.
  • Slater, G., Keller, A., Barker, S., Invenio Vocal, E. (2015). Maya. Maya. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
  • Suharto, A., Ritchie, B., Barker, S. (2015). Untitled - Ade Suharto, Brian Ritchie and Simon Barker. Adelaide Festival. Freemasons Hall, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Festival.
  • Barker, S., Tinkler, S., Il Dong, B. (2014). Echo From an Empty Creek. Music Matters Festival 2014. Viharamaha Devi Park Amphitheatre, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Music Matters Festival.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S. (2014). Henka (for Trumpet and Percussion). Sydney Fringe Festival. Old 505 Theatre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Fringe Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il Dong, B., Slater, P., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M., Lee, R. (2014). Mujing. Sydney Sacred Music Festival. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Sacred Music Festival.
  • Slater, P., Greening, J., McMahon, M., Zwartz, J., Barker, S. (2014). Seasons with Exceptions. Sydney International Brass Festival. Sydney Congress Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney International Brass Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il Dong, B., Tinkler, S., Dewhurst, C., McConnachie, S., Slater, P., Tomlinson, V., Veltheim, E. (2014). The Return of Spring. The Return of Spring. Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, Australia: The Australian Art Orchestra.
  • Barker, S., Slater, P., Hunter, S. (2013). 1. Excerpt from 'The Perfectionist' 2. Scribbles on the Wall; Health & Happiness 3. Fahem Boy 4. The Beth Suite (three poems about my mother); Mtoto Potea (Lost Child); Archaeologist 5. The Refugee. Intersections. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia: 2013 Sydney Writers Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il-dong, B., Tinkler, S. (2013). Chiri. Jazztopad Festival. Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland: Wroclaw Philharmonic.
  • Barker, S., Jun, I. (2013). Gateless Gate. Gateless Gate. LIG Art Hall, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South): LIG Arts Foundation.
  • Barker, S., Jeong-Hee, K., Dong-chang, L. (2013). Middle Earth on Stage. Kim Jeonghee, Hwaraengi of the East Coast. National Theatre of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Yeowoorak Festival.
  • Robertson, R., Slater, P., McMahon, M., Hewetson, A., Akriff, A., Barker, S. (2012). The Bounty Suite. Baecastuff Mutiny Music. Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Slater, P., Il-dong, B., Dong Won, K., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M. (2012). The Creative Fire Suite. The 2012 Contemporary Music Program at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia: Campbelltown City Council.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Hirst, B., Veltheim, E. (2012). The Third Sun Suite. Phil Slater: The Sun Songbook. Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., Elphick, S., Tinkler, S. (2009). 1. First Piece 2. Second Piece. Suite 505 presents The Darts. Suite 505, Sydney, Australia: Suite 505.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2009). 1. Quartet Piece No. One 2. Quartet Piece No. Two. SIMA present The Phil Slater Quartet. The Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Improvised Music Association.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C. (2009). Band of Five Names Improv. 1. 2009 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Sydney, Australia: Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2009). Quartet Piece No. 7. SIMA present The Phil Slater Quartet. The Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Improvised Music Association.
  • Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M., Slater, P., Il-dong, B., Kim, D. (2008). 1. Calling 2. Sinawi 3. Dishevelled Hair 4. Song of Spring Fragrance 5. Song Of The Filial Daughter. Daorum. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Opera House.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Armstrong, A., Barker, S. (2008). Band of Five Names performance/Broadcast @ The Factory. The Factory, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia: Places and Spaces Series, Sound Travelers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mosh Cam.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M., Swanton, L. (2008). Jazz in the Domain 2008. Phil Slater Quartet feat. Performance. Phillip Precinct, Domain, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Festival 08. .
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Dae, I. (2007). 1.Improv 2.Sinawi 3.Calling 4.Daorum 5.Pansori. Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Music Fesitval.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2007). Open Seizure. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Jazz Now Festival.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2006). 1. Burden of Corners 2. Crest 3. Tedium 4. Pemungkah 5. Bone Epilogue. Wangaratta Town Hall, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Slater, P., John, A., Barker, S., Hirst, B. (2006). Mother Courage and her Children. Wharf Theatre, Sydney, Australia: The Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Slater, P., Evans, S., Gorman, T., Barker, S., Elphick, S. (2004). 1.Emperor's New Clothes 2.Winter Flight 3.Schools Out 4.Inner Flight 5.Suddenly Susan. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: SIMA/Jazzgroove Assoc/Sydney Opera House.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S. (2002). 1.Improv 1 2.Improv 2 3.Improv 3 4.Improv 4. Wangaratta Town Hall, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Live Performance - Interarts

  • Armfield, N., Barker, S., Briggs, W., Buday, H., Cullen, M., Dukes, A., Gilfedder, E., Koman, J., Masters, N., Moody, C., Slater, P., et al (2015). King Lear. Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Nolan, P., Choi, K., Balodis, J., Kim, D., Tregloan, A., Slater, P., Barker, S., Legs on the Wall., AsiaNow. (2015). Tale of Samulnori. The Tale of Samulnori (World Premier Performance). Seoul Street Arts Creation Centre, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Seoul Street Arts Festival/Legs On The Wall/AsiaNow.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Chant 7 (New Rivers), 2. Chant 8 (Yukon), 3. Chant 9 (AMOC). On New Rivers, All e-providers, Sydney, Australia and Seoul, Korea, Australia: MGM and GOGEUM.
  • Barker, S., Dewhurst, C. (2018). 1. Kaihyogo, 2. Trail, 3. Cohere. On Kaihyogo, All major digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Mino Paths, 2. Chant Coil. On Trails Emerge - Mino Paths, All major digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R. (2018). 1. Orange Kut, 2. Logarhythm, 5. Silappadikaram Pacifica, 6. Yongari Vs. Bulgasari, 7. The Final Ritual. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S., Kim, H. (2018). 1. Sounds of Time, 2. Bamboo, 3. Metal, 5. Wood, 6. Gourd, 7. Clay, 8. Silk, 10. Hide, 11. Stone. On Out of Time: Hyelim Kim Music Project 2018, All major digital platforms, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Gogeum.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Urgency! (Drum Chant for Kiribati), 2. Reef Chant, 3. Chant 5 (for the Marshall Islands), 4. Pacific Currents. On Urgency! (Vol.1) Drum Chants for Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, CD, iTunes, Spotify, E-Music, Amazon, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R., Lyuh, S. (2018). 3. Emphyrio Salpuri. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 4. Out of Time, 9. In Time. On Out of Time: Hyelim Kim Music Project 2018, All major digital platforms, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Gogeum.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R., Chen, T., DeGruttola, D. (2018). 4. The Story Changes. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S., Slater, P. (2016). 1. On Running 2. Breath Form Movement 4. Cyclic and Pendulum (elastic recoil). On On Running, CD, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Rose, J., Coffin, G., Hauptmann, B., Undy, C., Barker, S., Cameron, J., Kidson, B. (2016). 1. Sun Rock 2. Tail of the Dragon 3. Anagram 4. Dog Day 5. Vibrant 6. Sunrise 7. Broken Creak 8. Bone 9. Constellation 10. Bust Down/Parallelism. On Bone, CD, iTunes, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Slater, P., Dewhurst, C. (2016). 3. Hill/Mind. On On Running, CD, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Il Dong, B., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Lee, R., McMahon, M., Slater, P. (2015). 1. Waters Converge 2. Gathering Rains, 3. Ghost Song 4. I Go 5. Streams Revealed 6. Little Gate. On Trace Sphere: Gathering Rains, CD, Online digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM (The groove Merchants) Digital distribution.
  • Barker, S. (2014). 1. Little Drum Tune 2. Toru Garden 3. Jeju Tides 4. Mountain Run 5. Budd March. On Descalzo, Digital, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Il-dong, B., Kim, D., Dewhurst, C. (2008). Daorum, CD, Australia: Kimnara.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M., Swanton, L. (2006). 1. Burden of Corners 2. Crest 3. Tedium 4. Rhyme of Knife and Mantra 5. Lissom 6. The Thousands 7. Bone Epilogue/Reprise. On Phil Slater Quartet: The Thousands, CD, Sydney, Australia: Kimnara.
  • McMahon, M., Slater, P., Barker, S. (2005). 1.Like I Do 2.Nata Lagal 3.Lissom 4.To Find You 5.Sun 6.Beginnings 7.Dancing Laughing 8.Wise Ones 9.Paths And Streams. On MATT MCMAHON: PATHS AND STREAMS, CD, SYDNEY, Australia: KIMNARA.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S. (2003). 1. Silent season 2. Original face 3. Twelve links 4. Limited 5. Certainty 6. Red swell 7.For Anu 8. Inner pillars 9.Empty gardens. On Empty Gardens, CD, Sydney, Australia: Kimnara.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M. (2003). Severance 1. Severance and Permitude 2. Three Word Poem 3. Tenth Mountain 4. Child and Machine 5. Image 6. Third Bubble 7. Quiet Night Dirt 8. Arctic 9. Hidden Hyperbola. On Band of Five Names: Severance, CD, Sydney, Australia: Newmarket.

2018

  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Chant 7 (New Rivers), 2. Chant 8 (Yukon), 3. Chant 9 (AMOC). On New Rivers, All e-providers, Sydney, Australia and Seoul, Korea, Australia: MGM and GOGEUM.
  • Barker, S., Dewhurst, C. (2018). 1. Kaihyogo, 2. Trail, 3. Cohere. On Kaihyogo, All major digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Mino Paths, 2. Chant Coil. On Trails Emerge - Mino Paths, All major digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R. (2018). 1. Orange Kut, 2. Logarhythm, 5. Silappadikaram Pacifica, 6. Yongari Vs. Bulgasari, 7. The Final Ritual. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S., Kim, H. (2018). 1. Sounds of Time, 2. Bamboo, 3. Metal, 5. Wood, 6. Gourd, 7. Clay, 8. Silk, 10. Hide, 11. Stone. On Out of Time: Hyelim Kim Music Project 2018, All major digital platforms, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Gogeum.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 1. Urgency! (Drum Chant for Kiribati), 2. Reef Chant, 3. Chant 5 (for the Marshall Islands), 4. Pacific Currents. On Urgency! (Vol.1) Drum Chants for Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, CD, iTunes, Spotify, E-Music, Amazon, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R., Lyuh, S. (2018). 3. Emphyrio Salpuri. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S. (2018). 4. Out of Time, 9. In Time. On Out of Time: Hyelim Kim Music Project 2018, All major digital platforms, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Gogeum.
  • Barker, S., Kaiser, H., Laswell, B., Mahanthappa, R., Chen, T., DeGruttola, D. (2018). 4. The Story Changes. On Mudang Rock, Digital (all platforms) plus CD, San Francisco, United States of America: Fractal Music.
  • Barker, S., Herbert, N. (2018). Earth. Nest 3: Earth. Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Recital Centre.
  • Barker, S., Drake, H. (2018). Simon Barker and Hamid Drake Duo. Simon Barker and Hamid Drake Duo. NFM, Red Hall, Wroclaw, Poland: Jazztopad.

2017

  • Lim, M., Kim, J., Barker, S. (2017). 1. Siganyonghaeng. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Lim, M., Barker, S. (2017). 2. Cheongbo. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Barker, S. (2017). 3. Drunggaeng and Cheongbo part 2. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Barker, S., Kim, J. (2017). 5. Puneori. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Cho, J., Lim, M., Barker, S., Yoon, E., Kim, J. (2017). 6. Bada. Byeolsinak. KBS Art Hall, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): KBS Art Hall, Geum Promotions.
  • Il Dong, B., Wilfred, D., Barnes, J., Barker, S. (2017). Seoul Meets Arnhem Land: Ecstatic Voice. OzAsia Festival - Meeting Points: South Korea/Arnhem Land. Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia: OzAsia Festival.
  • Barker, S., Malaby, T., Tinkler, S., Hannaford, M., Shyu, J. (2017). Untitled (Set 1 and Set 2). Simon Barker Group. The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY, United States of America: The Jazz Gallery.

2016

  • Barker, S., Slater, P. (2016). 1. On Running 2. Breath Form Movement 4. Cyclic and Pendulum (elastic recoil). On On Running, CD, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Rose, J., Coffin, G., Hauptmann, B., Undy, C., Barker, S., Cameron, J., Kidson, B. (2016). 1. Sun Rock 2. Tail of the Dragon 3. Anagram 4. Dog Day 5. Vibrant 6. Sunrise 7. Broken Creak 8. Bone 9. Constellation 10. Bust Down/Parallelism. On Bone, CD, iTunes, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Slater, P., Dewhurst, C. (2016). 3. Hill/Mind. On On Running, CD, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S. (2016). Stu Hunter: The Migration. The Migration. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Festival.

2015

  • Ferenci, S., Barker, S. (2015). (Ferenci - Barker duo). Simon Ferenci and Simon Barker: Jazzgroove Conversations. Foundry 616, Sydney, Australia: Jazzgroove Association.
  • Gill, S., Barker, S. (2015). (Gill - Barker duo). Sam Gill and Simon Barker: Jazzgroove Conversations. Foundry 616, Sydney, Australia: Jazzgroove Association.
  • Il Dong, B., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Lee, R., McMahon, M., Slater, P. (2015). 1. Waters Converge 2. Gathering Rains, 3. Ghost Song 4. I Go 5. Streams Revealed 6. Little Gate. On Trace Sphere: Gathering Rains, CD, Online digital platforms, Sydney, Australia: MGM (The groove Merchants) Digital distribution.
  • Armfield, N., Barker, S., Briggs, W., Buday, H., Cullen, M., Dukes, A., Gilfedder, E., Koman, J., Masters, N., Moody, C., Slater, P., et al (2015). King Lear. Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Theatre Company.
  • Barker, S. (2015). Korea and the Western Drumset: Scattering Rhythms. Surrey, UK: Ashgate. [More Information]
  • Slater, G., Keller, A., Barker, S., Invenio Vocal, E. (2015). Maya. Maya. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
  • Nolan, P., Choi, K., Balodis, J., Kim, D., Tregloan, A., Slater, P., Barker, S., Legs on the Wall., AsiaNow. (2015). Tale of Samulnori. The Tale of Samulnori (World Premier Performance). Seoul Street Arts Creation Centre, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Seoul Street Arts Festival/Legs On The Wall/AsiaNow.
  • Suharto, A., Ritchie, B., Barker, S. (2015). Untitled - Ade Suharto, Brian Ritchie and Simon Barker. Adelaide Festival. Freemasons Hall, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Festival.

2014

  • Barker, S. (2014). 1. Little Drum Tune 2. Toru Garden 3. Jeju Tides 4. Mountain Run 5. Budd March. On Descalzo, Digital, Sydney, Australia: MGM.
  • Barker, S., Tinkler, S., Il Dong, B. (2014). Echo From an Empty Creek. Music Matters Festival 2014. Viharamaha Devi Park Amphitheatre, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Music Matters Festival.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S. (2014). Henka (for Trumpet and Percussion). Sydney Fringe Festival. Old 505 Theatre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Fringe Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il Dong, B., Slater, P., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M., Lee, R. (2014). Mujing. Sydney Sacred Music Festival. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Sacred Music Festival.
  • Slater, P., Greening, J., McMahon, M., Zwartz, J., Barker, S. (2014). Seasons with Exceptions. Sydney International Brass Festival. Sydney Congress Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney International Brass Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il Dong, B., Tinkler, S., Dewhurst, C., McConnachie, S., Slater, P., Tomlinson, V., Veltheim, E. (2014). The Return of Spring. The Return of Spring. Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, Australia: The Australian Art Orchestra.

2013

  • Barker, S., Slater, P., Hunter, S. (2013). 1. Excerpt from 'The Perfectionist' 2. Scribbles on the Wall; Health & Happiness 3. Fahem Boy 4. The Beth Suite (three poems about my mother); Mtoto Potea (Lost Child); Archaeologist 5. The Refugee. Intersections. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia: 2013 Sydney Writers Festival.
  • Barker, S., Il-dong, B., Tinkler, S. (2013). Chiri. Jazztopad Festival. Browar Mieszczanski, Wroclaw, Poland: Wroclaw Philharmonic.
  • Barker, S., Jun, I. (2013). Gateless Gate. Gateless Gate. LIG Art Hall, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South): LIG Arts Foundation.
  • Barker, S., Jeong-Hee, K., Dong-chang, L. (2013). Middle Earth on Stage. Kim Jeonghee, Hwaraengi of the East Coast. National Theatre of Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South): Yeowoorak Festival.
  • Barker, S. (2013). Three Streams. Brisbane, Australia: Self Published.

2012

  • Barker, S. (2012). Mutiny Music 1. Return to Tahiti 2. Mauatua. Wangaratta, Australia: Mutiny Music.
  • Robertson, R., Slater, P., McMahon, M., Hewetson, A., Akriff, A., Barker, S. (2012). The Bounty Suite. Baecastuff Mutiny Music. Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Slater, P., Il-dong, B., Dong Won, K., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M. (2012). The Creative Fire Suite. The 2012 Contemporary Music Program at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW, Australia: Campbelltown City Council.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Hirst, B., Veltheim, E. (2012). The Third Sun Suite. Phil Slater: The Sun Songbook. Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Theatre, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

2009

  • Slater, P., Barker, S., Elphick, S., Tinkler, S. (2009). 1. First Piece 2. Second Piece. Suite 505 presents The Darts. Suite 505, Sydney, Australia: Suite 505.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2009). 1. Quartet Piece No. One 2. Quartet Piece No. Two. SIMA present The Phil Slater Quartet. The Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Improvised Music Association.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C. (2009). Band of Five Names Improv. 1. 2009 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Sydney, Australia: Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2009). Quartet Piece No. 7. SIMA present The Phil Slater Quartet. The Seymour Centre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Improvised Music Association.

2008

  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Il-dong, B., Kim, D., Dewhurst, C. (2008). Daorum, CD, Australia: Kimnara.
  • Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., McMahon, M., Slater, P., Il-dong, B., Kim, D. (2008). 1. Calling 2. Sinawi 3. Dishevelled Hair 4. Song of Spring Fragrance 5. Song Of The Filial Daughter. Daorum. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Opera House.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Armstrong, A., Barker, S. (2008). Band of Five Names performance/Broadcast @ The Factory. The Factory, Marrickville, Sydney, Australia: Places and Spaces Series, Sound Travelers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mosh Cam.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M., Swanton, L. (2008). Jazz in the Domain 2008. Phil Slater Quartet feat. Performance. Phillip Precinct, Domain, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Festival 08. .

2007

  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Dewhurst, C., Dae, I. (2007). 1.Improv 2.Sinawi 3.Calling 4.Daorum 5.Pansori. Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Music Fesitval.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2007). Open Seizure. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Jazz Now Festival.

2006

  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M., Swanton, L. (2006). 1. Burden of Corners 2. Crest 3. Tedium 4. Rhyme of Knife and Mantra 5. Lissom 6. The Thousands 7. Bone Epilogue/Reprise. On Phil Slater Quartet: The Thousands, CD, Sydney, Australia: Kimnara.
  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S., Swanton, L. (2006). 1. Burden of Corners 2. Crest 3. Tedium 4. Pemungkah 5. Bone Epilogue. Wangaratta Town Hall, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
  • Slater, P., John, A., Barker, S., Hirst, B. (2006). Mother Courage and her Children. Wharf Theatre, Sydney, Australia: The Sydney Theatre Company.

2005

  • McMahon, M., Slater, P., Barker, S. (2005). 1.Like I Do 2.Nata Lagal 3.Lissom 4.To Find You 5.Sun 6.Beginnings 7.Dancing Laughing 8.Wise Ones 9.Paths And Streams. On MATT MCMAHON: PATHS AND STREAMS, CD, SYDNEY, Australia: KIMNARA.

2004

  • Slater, P., Evans, S., Gorman, T., Barker, S., Elphick, S. (2004). 1.Emperor's New Clothes 2.Winter Flight 3.Schools Out 4.Inner Flight 5.Suddenly Susan. The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: SIMA/Jazzgroove Assoc/Sydney Opera House.

2003

  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S. (2003). 1. Silent season 2. Original face 3. Twelve links 4. Limited 5. Certainty 6. Red swell 7.For Anu 8. Inner pillars 9.Empty gardens. On Empty Gardens, CD, Sydney, Australia: Kimnara.
  • Slater, P., Barker, S., McMahon, M. (2003). Severance 1. Severance and Permitude 2. Three Word Poem 3. Tenth Mountain 4. Child and Machine 5. Image 6. Third Bubble 7. Quiet Night Dirt 8. Arctic 9. Hidden Hyperbola. On Band of Five Names: Severance, CD, Sydney, Australia: Newmarket.

2002

  • Slater, P., McMahon, M., Barker, S. (2002). 1.Improv 1 2.Improv 2 3.Improv 3 4.Improv 4. Wangaratta Town Hall, Wangaratta, Australia: Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

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