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!
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.
Find a comfortable place and listen in as our composers seek to entice, entrance, calm, intrigue and centre you in diverse musical ways. This month [our six month anniversary!] the new Australian works we have collected are bound together by their common meditative, introspective or entrancing outcomes. We also find the release of our ‘Meditative Waves’ Playlist very timely and strengthening, as many artists [ourselves included], practitioners and organisations brace themselves for a concerning change in our political arts policy and funding climate. All of our featured composers and ensembles will be impacted by the changes to the Australia Council funding at some stage in the future and we encourage you to lend your voice to the campaign. #freethearts
Finally, we are really pleased to have the beautiful music of Corrina Bonshek and co-curator Lisa Cheney join us again this month. We hope you enjoy this one hour of very new and diverse smooth, delicate and often meditative music.
Composers, Submit your recordings for consideration, and keep us up-to-date about your best or latest work, whether it’s for the first time, or if we have featured you in the past.
Welcome to new and returning listeners in the second month of Making Waves. In this month’s playlist we have brought together compositions that visit ethereal, sublime and sometimes eerie themes and sounds. Forces range from solo piano to string quartet to orchestra, with some soundscape and voices thrown into the mix. This month’s featured composers are from QLD, VIC, NSW & WA, with several now studying and/or working overseas.