Welcome to new and returning listeners in the second month of Making Waves. In this month’s playlist we have brought together compositions that visit ethereal, sublime and sometimes eerie themes and sounds. Forces range from solo piano to string quartet to orchestra, with some soundscape and voices thrown into the mix. This month’s featured composers are from QLD, VIC, NSW & WA, with several now studying and/or working overseas.
Hear something that catches your attention? To find out more about a musical work, click on the track name in the playlist and then again on ‘view track’. To find out more about a particular composer, click on their name in the ‘Details’ section below.
- Samantha Wolf, Shiver
Premiere performance, March 2013, by the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Luff.
- Andrew Ball, Clockwork Ghost
Recorded live by Collusion at the QLD Conservatorium, 2012.
Diana Tolmie: Bass clarinet, Benjamin Greaves: Viola, Danielle Bentley: Cello, Brieley Cutting: Prepared piano.
- Eli Simic-Prosic, Sound Sculpture No. 1
- Leah Barclay, Sounding Zameen
Electroacoustic composition that forms part of a multi-platform project including interactive sound installations and immersive scores for dance productions – www.thedamnproject.com
- Corrina Bonshek, Journey to the Centre
Performed by Alan Smith: Violin I, Jane Burroughs: Violin II, Nicholas Tomkin: Viola, Kathryn Close: Cello.
Recorded, mixed, & mastered by Geoff McGahan.
Nature sounds by Wild Ambience
- Melody Eotvos, Olber’s Dance in the Dark
Recording: April 2014, Hong Kong, New Fromm Players.
- Timothy Tate, Fracture
- Rebecca Smith, Apricity
Commissioned and performed by the Western Australian Youth Orchestra at Perth Concert Hall, 2013.
We’d love to hear about your listening experience! Share your thoughts or send messages of support to our featured composers and performers in the comment box below.
The Other-Worldly Waves playlist will be featured until 31 March, 2015, when we add our next listening journey. All previous playlists will be available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.