Evolving Waves (November 2019)

The hour of music in this month’s playlist ranges from compositions for Balinese gamelan instruments, to saxophone quartet, a site-specific clarinet performance, to the trusty pianoforte. Common to each of these striking works is a sense of gradual movement, of sonic evolution; we invite you to savour these journeys as the soundtrack to your day, or drop everything and enjoy a mindful sitting with these nine wonderful composers and their works.


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. Joseph Franklin, I. “The Slow Unfolding of the Self” from The String Quartet Project
    for string quartet. Performed by Flinders Quartet. Concert footage filmed by 5stream; audio recorded, mixed and mastered by Ana Paula Gargantini.
  2. Kirsten Milenko, Duets
    for string quartet and trumpet. Performed by Gildas Quartet and Lucy Humphris during the Dartington Summer School and Festival Advanced Composition Course.
  3. Oscar Smith, Waringin
    for Balinese Gamelan ensemble. Performed by Gamelan Salukat.
  4. Trevor Brown, Tunnel Gric
    for clarinet. Performed by Trevor Brown.
  5. Lisa Cheney, Somewhere in the Middle
    for solo piano. Performed by Elliot Pascoe. Recorded by Kim Cunio.
  6. Adam Melzer, Neon
  7. Elissa Goodrich, Children’s Score
    for piano and clocks. Piano, sampled clocks and recording by Elissa Goodrich.
  8. Noemi Liba Friedman, Cardiac
    for saxophone quartet. Performed by Sonic Art Quartett. Performed and recorded at Monash University, Melbourne.
  9. Emma Harlock, “Green” from Concept:FUTURE
    for electric bass guitar and electronics. Performed by Emma Harlock.

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 or YouTube to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.

The Evolving Waves playlist will be featured until the 1st of December, 2019. All previous playlists from 2015 to present are 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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