Many composers find inspiration in their environment and surroundings, and we have hinted at this in several past playlists (Nature Waves, Sonic Environment Waves). This month’s playlist, Landscape Waves, brings together a selection of works for varied forces, all reflecting on aspects of the outdoor or natural world and sound: the sounds of people, animals and places, and especially the sounds of climate. This progression from drought through to deluge is your soundtrack to another month of southern hemisphere summer.
In this episode you’ll hear
This conversation was recorded on 23/10/2016, in Melbourne, Victoria, over tea and cookies on a particularly overcast Spring day.
Making Waves is proud to introduce the Making Conversation: Australian Composers Podcast.
In this series preview you’ll hear Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias of Making Waves introducing the Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast.
Stay tuned for the series release on Friday 21 April 2017! There will be conversations with 30 composers in this series, with a new one released each Friday.
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.
This is the debut playlist from Making Waves, welcome! A selection of chamber music from QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & WA. Sit back and enjoy one-diverse-hour of recently composed music by seven of Australia’s finest early-career composers.