Spoken Waves (September 2016)

This month we’ve brought together a number of compositions revolving around text, especially spoken word.  The composers have employed a range of approaches, including word play, sampled recordings, or the setting of hypothetical speeches. As a result, this playlist ranges from whimsical to contemplative to highly political.

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. Isabella Girometta, Words that Turn into Other Words
    for SSATB choir.
  2. Corrina Bonshek, Reverie I
    for quadraphonic audio.
  3. Lisa Cheney, When We Speak
    for solo cello and electroacoustic track.
  4. Luke Hutton, Unspoken
    for choir.
  5. Samantha Wolf, The More I Think About It, The Bigger It Gets
    for audio and chamber ensemble.
  6. Ben Hoadley, Three Sketches for a Nocturne and Winter I Was
    for alto flute, piano and voice.
  7. Andrew Ball, Deus Ex Machinist
    for saxophone quartet and tape.
  8. Hanli Botha, Find You
    for voice and electronic sound.

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 Spoken Waves playlist will be featured until 1 October 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, Spoken Waves. Visit www.ryancheney.com.au

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