Making Conversation, Episode 26: David John Lang interviews Rachel Bruerville

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Rachel Bruerville
Website: http://www.rachelbruerville.com

interviewed by: David John Lang
Website: www.davidjohnlang.com

This conversation was recorded in 2016 in a practice room at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

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Jazz-World Waves (November 2017)

This month we’ve brought together a number of compositions that relate to jazz or world music in varying degrees, sometimes not in the most direct or obvious way.  Where are the boundaries between contemporary classical and jazz styles?  What are different ways composers look to wider folk and world musics for inspiration?  Many composers featured this month effortlessly weave in and out of jazz/improvisatory and classical practice, creating fascinating and eclectic bodies of work.  We hear in some of the works a focus on melody and harmony, with folk tunes or a chart-based approach. Several works for sax ensembles or big band are of the toe-tapping variety while others have an adventurous contemporary flavour.  Yet other works are scored for small colouristic bands or chamber ensembles.  We hope you enjoy this ride through a diverse collection of sounds.

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Making Conversation, Episode 25: Lisa Cheney interviews Samantha Wolf

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Samantha Wolf
Website: https://soundcloud.com/samanthawolf

interviewed by: Lisa Cheney
Website: www.lisacheney.com.au

This conversation was recorded on 23/10/2016, in Melbourne, Victoria, over tea and cookies on a particularly overcast Spring day.

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Ambient Waves (October 2017)

Brian Eno was quoted to have once said:

“Ambient music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting.”

This month we bring you a beautiful mix of atmospheric, electronic and instrumental works that are hardly ignorable and strikingly ambient. Each composition bravely explores few musical ideas, spaces and concepts, often influenced by landscape and the universe. They invite us as listeners to sit and really listen, to savour, to challenge, to entrance, to entice for as little as 6 minutes to 18 minutes. We encourage you to listen for slow unfolding patterns and harmony, repetition, explorations of colour and fluctuations of texture and density we float away with this stimulating hour of ambience.

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