Find a comfortable place and listen in as our composers seek to entice, entrance, calm, intrigue and centre you in diverse musical ways. This month [our six month anniversary!] the new Australian works we have collected are bound together by their common meditative, introspective or entrancing outcomes. We also find the release of our ‘Meditative Waves’ Playlist very timely and strengthening, as many artists [ourselves included], practitioners and organisations brace themselves for a concerning change in our political arts policy and funding climate. All of our featured composers and ensembles will be impacted by the changes to the Australia Council funding at some stage in the future and we encourage you to lend your voice to the campaign. #freethearts
Finally, we are really pleased to have the beautiful music of Corrina Bonshek and co-curator Lisa Cheney join us again this month. We hope you enjoy this one hour of very new and diverse smooth, delicate and often meditative music.
Composers, Submit your recordings for consideration, and keep us up-to-date about your best or latest work, whether it’s for the first time, or if we have featured you in the past.
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.
- Corrina Bonshek, As Small Birds Play
Performed by Sue Newsome. Recorded and mastered by Benedict Carey.
- Sally Greenaway, The Feud Suite
Performed by Louise Page – Soprano & Narrator, Sally Greenaway – Piano, Barbara Jane Gilby – Violin 1, Timothy Wickham – Violin 2, Xina Hawkins – Viola, Alex Voorhoeve – Cello, Kyle Daniel – Double Bass. Recorded by Duncan Lowe (Infidel Studios). Mastered by Kimmo Vennonen (KV Productions).
- Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Quitetude
Performed by Alex Lipowski and Matthew Gold of the Talea Ensemble. UCSD, Conrad Prebys music center
- Luke Jaaniste, PORTAL (HAZE/DAZE)
Performed and recorded by the composer.
- Lisa Cheney, A Bridge Between
Performed by Ensemble Fabrique, with guest Oboist Ashreya Ward. Recorded by Kim Cunio.
- Paul Ballam-Cross, Anagrammata
Performed by Monash University Flute Ensemble, conducted by Peter Sheridan.
- Daniel Cooper, The Beginning
Performed by the composer. Recorded at Oaklands Productions, Melbourne. Producer/Engineer: Thomas Grubb
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 Soundcloud to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.
The Meditative Waves playlist will be featured until 31 July, 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.