Long Waves (August 2016)

This month we decided to program a playlist theme that had been brewing behind the scenes for quite a while. Long Waves gives the listener a chance to savour some of the broader, single-movement works that composers have put forward to Making Waves.  We really enjoy how this set of works visit contemplative or evocative themes, some via solo instrument, others for ensemble, with or without voice.  With thanks to Making Waves Intern, Angus Baxter, for his thoughtful curatorial input on the playlist.

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.


  1. Cameron Lam, Orphic Hymn No.9: Selene
    for solo soprano, solo mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra. Performed by Alison Morgan, Jenny Duck-Chong and Kammerklang, conducted by Sadaharu Muramatsu.
  2. Christopher Healey, Springtime Dances, Winter Weeps
    for solo flute. Performed by Brigitte Tubb and recorded by Christopher Healey.
  3. Brad Gill, One Word Full of Meaning
    for vocal sextet and percussion. Performed by Song Company (ModArt 2007) and John Dewhurst.
  4. Peter McNamara, Perpetual Inertia
    for large chamber ensemble. Performed by  the Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy, New Music Ensemble conducted by Hans Leenders.
  5. Scott McIntyre, Piano Sonata No.2 (A Universal History of Infamy)
    for solo piano. Performed by Michael Kieran Harvey.

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 Long Waves playlist will be featured until 1 September 2016. 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.

This month’s image

Making Waves thanks graphic designer Ryan Cheney, commissioned to create the image for this month’s playlist, Long Waves. Visit www.ryancheney.com.au


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