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Ephemeral Rivers

CD

Ephemeral Rivers : chamber works / Cat Hope.

  • Published by Hat Hut Records — 2017 [hat[now]ART 200] — 1 CD (55 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2882 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Broken approach (2014) for percussion
Recorded/performed at: Soundfield Studio, Perth, on Jan 15.
Cat Hope Vanessa Tomlinson 12 mins, 2 sec.
Cruel and usual (2011) for string quartet and four bass amplifiers
Recorded/performed at: North Melbourne Town Hall, on May 11.
Cat Hope Atticus String Quartet, Sam Dunscombe 8 mins, 3 sec.
Dynamic architecture I (2015) — double bass with live electronics
Recorded/performed at: Soundfield Studio, Perth, on Oct 15.
Cat Hope Mark Cauvin 21 mins, 36 sec.
Miss Fortune X (2012) for chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Soundfield Studio, Perth, on Oct 14.
Cat Hope Decibel 7 mins, 7 sec.
Sogno 102 (2013) for electroacoustic
Recorded/performed at: Soundfield Studio, Perth, on Oct 14.
Cat Hope Decibel 7 mins, 2 sec.

Product details

Like all portraits this CD can be read in different ways: it represents a moment in time, not just the artist's time but our collective time; it is intimate, but in its intimacy it shows us something of the society in which this music was made. The moment in time covers the years between 2011 and 2015, the period in which Cat Hope made the five works gathered here. Each of them inhabits what the composer herself describes as a 'nexus of electronic and acoustic instruments, animated notations, drone and noise' and although all of them might be described as chamber music, none of them is a chamber work in the classical sense of music for an exclusively acoustic instrumental ensemble. Instead, in each case the sonic resources of acoustic instruments are located within a musical frame that includes other elements: sometimes, as in Cruel and Usual, the live electronics extend the sounds of the instruments; sometimes the sounds created by the musicians are augmented by, or juxtaposed with other sound sources, such as the AM radio static in Miss Fortune X.

Duration: 55 min.

Liner notes includes programme notes.


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