Dream Waves (December 2017)

Plug in, press play and relax into a dream-like hour of contemporary compositions from our featured Australian composers. In this month’s Dream Waves playlist listen out for some common characteristics between these 10 stunning works, in the use of melodic lines, resonance, atmospheric effects, diatonic languages, ambience, repetition and an innate sense of reflection and stillness.  Predominantly featuring works for acoustic instruments, we were delighted to find that the electronic works and sound art from Marlene Radice and David Newnes contributed to and expanded on the theme. Join us as we float away over the next sixty minutes with a final playlist for 2017. We’re thrilled to end the year on such a beautiful note!

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Making Conversation, Episode 26: David John Lang interviews Rachel Bruerville

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Rachel Bruerville
Website: http://www.rachelbruerville.com

interviewed by: David John Lang
Website: www.davidjohnlang.com

This conversation was recorded in 2016 in a practice room at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

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Jazz-World Waves (November 2017)

This month we’ve brought together a number of compositions that relate to jazz or world music in varying degrees, sometimes not in the most direct or obvious way.  Where are the boundaries between contemporary classical and jazz styles?  What are different ways composers look to wider folk and world musics for inspiration?  Many composers featured this month effortlessly weave in and out of jazz/improvisatory and classical practice, creating fascinating and eclectic bodies of work.  We hear in some of the works a focus on melody and harmony, with folk tunes or a chart-based approach. Several works for sax ensembles or big band are of the toe-tapping variety while others have an adventurous contemporary flavour.  Yet other works are scored for small colouristic bands or chamber ensembles.  We hope you enjoy this ride through a diverse collection of sounds.

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Making Conversation, Episode 25: Lisa Cheney interviews Samantha Wolf

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Samantha Wolf
Website: https://soundcloud.com/samanthawolf

interviewed by: Lisa Cheney
Website: www.lisacheney.com.au

This conversation was recorded on 23/10/2016, in Melbourne, Victoria, over tea and cookies on a particularly overcast Spring day.

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