We’re delighted to feature ten wonderful composers and works in this month’s playlist Harmonic Waves. The connecting thread between these stylistically divergent works is harmony: some preoccupation with the sonorities arising from pitch relationships – intervals, chords, chord progressions, ostinati – whether across the familiar diatonic grid or in the granular spaces between. These collected works offer quite evocative explorations of themes of motion, emotion and/or communication across the musical spectrum from jazz to concert art music. We hope you enjoy and savour these sounds from some familiar and some new featured composers.Continue reading
Welcome to our special hour of Australian music for orchestral forces. We’re enjoyed listening through to our growing music submissions pool to bring you a stylistically diverse playlist featuring works that explore themes ranging from textural exploration, programmatic narratives, educating young students to serial tone rows.
This month we join the Australian arts community in mourning the passing of Richard Gill. Richard leaves behind an immeasurable legacy as conductor and educator. His passion, education and support, directly and indirectly, influenced the careers of countless Australian composers and musicians featured here on Making Waves. We humbly dedicate this playlist in his memory. Vale Richard Gill (1941-2018).
Welcome to ‘Small Ensemble Waves’, our celebration of new Australian music being written for small forces in abundance. In some ways we’re going back to where it all started (Playlist 1: Chamber Waves January 2015), with another chamber music playlist. This time we’ve kept to quite small ensembles, of 3-6 acoustic instruments. When we were considering chamber music for inclusion in this playlist, we distinguished between works written for uniform or homogenous ensembles, of instruments from one family (string quartet, clarinet trio, brass quintet), and works written for mixed chamber configurations, with a wide spectrum of tone colour. The playlist here includes works from both groups. We hope that you enjoy!