Plug in, press play and relax into a dream-like hour of contemporary compositions from our featured Australian composers. In this month’s Dream Waves playlist listen out for some common characteristics between these 10 stunning works, in the use of melodic lines, resonance, atmospheric effects, diatonic languages, ambience, repetition and an innate sense of reflection and stillness. Predominantly featuring works for acoustic instruments, we were delighted to find that the electronic works and sound art from Marlene Radice and David Newnes contributed to and expanded on the theme. Join us as we float away over the next sixty minutes with a final playlist for 2017. We’re thrilled to end the year on such a beautiful note!
We’re very excited to begin a new year of the Making Waves listening journey with this selection of audiovisual works, our first playlist of works hosted over at Vimeo. Immerse yourself in an hour of music that grapples with numbers and geometry, installation art and art history, re-examining orientalism, culture and place, and ideas about medium, message and control.
We were struck by how, in many of these works, the visual element is just as ‘composed’ as the musical elements. We also love that many of these composers are working collaboratively with other artists. It’s not surprising that composers with a comfortable grasp of multimedia technology would work in the electroacoustic realm, which we’re seeing across this entire hour of music. We hope you enjoy this video hour!
Note: in 2016 we’ve made a slight change to release time each month, from 9am on the last day of the month, to 9am on the first day of the month.
This month we’re thrilled to present you with our very first audiovisual playlist hosted on YouTube. Featuring a prestigious lineup of Australian composers, all compositions are supported by live performance or studio recording footage. We are also treated to works incorporating choreographed visual elements, including some intriguing multimedia work. Mixing it up this month, we are pleased to feature artists of various ages/stages, bringing in the music of some of our revered mentors and role models. Enjoy this specially gathered concert of new music in the comfort of your own home! Continue reading