Moving Waves (June 2016)

Welcome to our June Playlist, Moving Waves!  In this month’s audiovisual playlist we explore various physical, musical and visual forms of movement as well as ‘moving’ in a more emotional sense. From mesmerising dance-like percussion, to the moving parts of a prepared piano, to dance, to soundtrack for silent film, to Nathalie Latham’s emotive footage of local women in Tamil Nadu in South India accompanied by the music of Iain Grandage, we promise you that this is a musical journey worth exploration. Join us as we showcase exciting, innovative and moving works by seven wonderful Australian composers.

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. Wally Gunn, ‘Moving’ fromLittle Things
    For percussion duo and spoken voice. Performed by Steady State: Eric Shuster, Tim Shuster.
    An Evan Chapman FIlm.  Filmed in Salisbury, Maryland, USA.
    Copyright © 2016 Wally Gunn, Steady State, and Evan Chapman.
  2. Thomas Green, Piano Grains
    For prepared piano and electronics. Composed, recorded, produced, filming and editing by Thomas Green.
  3. Susan Hawkins, i read the old dream slowly
    For small chamber ensemble. Music performed by: Collusion Music.
    Choreographer and dancer: Gareth Belling. Director and editor: Jonas Hill
  4. Iain Grandage, Lawn
    A dance-theatre work appearing as soundtrack to the gift of 10 000 saris, a video by Nathalie Latham
  5. Holly Harrison, Tweedledrum
    For percussion duo. Performed by Riot Ensemble Percussionists Sarah Mason and James Leveridge.
  6. Samantha Wolf, The Binds that Tie Us
    For small keyboard instruments and tape. Premiered by Alex Raineri and Gemma Dawkins at ‘The Human Detained’, 30th October 2015, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brisbane.
  7. Susan Hawkins, Tom and Jerry
    Re-scoring of silent film.
  8. Charlie Sdraulig, collector
    For solo piano. Performed by Zubin Kanga.  Recorded by Hospital Hill, Sydney.

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 Moving Waves playlist will be featured until 1 July 2016, when we add our next listening journey. All previous playlists from 2015 & 2016 will be available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.

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