Playlist 4: Visual Waves

This month we’re thrilled to present you with our very first audiovisual playlist hosted on YouTube. Featuring a prestigious lineup of Australian composers, all compositions are supported by live performance or studio recording footage. We are also treated to works incorporating choreographed visual elements, including some intriguing multimedia work. Mixing it up this month, we are pleased to feature artists of various ages/stages, bringing in the music of some of our revered mentors and role models. Enjoy this specially gathered concert of new music in the comfort of your own home!

Hear something that catches your attention? The ‘playlist’ button will bring up a track listing which you can use to skip back and forth between the works.  If you want to check out the playlist and works in more detail, there is a button at the bottom right of the picture taking you directly through to YouTube. To find out more about a particular composer, click on their name in the ‘Details’ section below. Please be mindful that this is an hour worth of video, and it will chew the data! If you were going to tune in on a mobile device without a large data allowance, please consider listening in over wi-fi instead.


  1. Chris Perren, Major League Geometry
  2. Lisa Young, Misra Chappu Performers: The Australian Voices, featuring Lisa Young, Conductor: Gordon Hamilton
  3. Kate Neal, What Hath II Performers: Mobius Percussion Quartet, New York, recorded Princeton 2013.
  4. Thomas Green, Gossamer Parley Performers: Barega Saxophone Quartet
  5. Jenna Cave, Flash in the Pan Performers: Divergence Jazz Orchestra
  6. Katy Abbott, Aspects of Dreaming Performers: Voyces, a small choral ensemble based in Perth, WA. Conducted by Dr. Robert Braham.
  7. Mark Wolf, Go! Composed 2014. Conductor: Tony Arnold, Performers: Resound Duo – Jennifer Voight (soprano), Tyson Voight (percussion) Premiere performance: soundSCAPE Festival – Auditorium Citta di Maccagno, Italy, July 2014
  8. Robert Davidson, “Not Now, Not Ever!” Performers: The Australian Voices, Conductor: Gordon Hamilton

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. We also encourage you to click through to YouTube to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured. The Visual Waves playlist will be featured until 31 May, 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.


Kate Neal’s work What Hath II is part of an evening length theatre-dance-music-light show called Semaphore, May 27-31, 2015 Arts House Melbourne.

Chris Perren’s ensemble ‘Nonsemble’ have just released the albulm ‘Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Kuranosuke’ now available on Bandcamp and on iTunes and Spotify from 04/05/2015.

2 thoughts on “Playlist 4: Visual Waves

  1. Lisa Cheney says:

    Reblogged this on Lisa Cheney | Australian Composer and commented:
    As many of you might already know, Peggy Polias & I are thrilled to be running a project called Making Waves. On the last day of each month Making Waves releases a specially curated playlist of new music by Australian composers. Our playlists seek to represent the current musical landscape and to highlight the potential and promise of our ever expanding and exciting musical future. Today we’re energised to release our fourth playlist ‘Visual Waves’ featuring eight amazing compositions hosted on youtube. We’re humbled to feature works by Chris Perren (Nonsemble), Lisa Young (The Australian Voices), Kate Neal (Mobius Percussion), Thomas Green (Barega Saxophone Quartet), Jenna Cave (Divergence Jazz Orchestra), Katy Abbott (Voyces), Mark Wolf (soundSCAPE and Robert Davidson (TAV). These are truly captivating works and it’s incredibily refreshing to be able to ‘watch’ as well as to listen to magic taking place. A feast for more than just one of your senses! I hope you can take 10 minutes out of your day this month to explore one new work or an hour for the whole playlist. You won’t be sorry.


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