On the wings of a butterfly : cross-cultural music by Australian composers.
Featured Australian works
||On the wings of a butterfly (2004) for chamber ensemble||Ros Bandt and Lê Tuân Hùng||Ros Bandt, Lê Tuân Hùng||11 mins, 17 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Grit (2004) — duos: clarinet, vibraphone||Brigid Burke||Brigid Burke, Wendy Couch||8 mins, 23 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Poems of Rewi Alley — computer music — Dedication ; The family supper ; The way ahead for youth ; The first eighty years||Warren Burt||Warren Burt||8 mins, 35 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Unde — soprano with shakuhachi||Anne Norman and Deborah Kayser||Deborah Kayser, Anne Norman||6 mins, 44 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Song for sky bells for percussion||Lê Tuân Hùng||Lê Tuân Hùng||9 mins, 59 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Adrift (2005) — soprano with shakuhachi||Anne Norman and Ria Soemardjo||Ria Soemardjo, Anne Norman||6 mins, 5 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Prayer for the restoration of our rivers for shakuhachi and harpsichord — Mvt. 2 - Pound Bend, Yarra River||Dindy Vaughan||Anne Norman, Peter Hagen||3 mins, 10 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Prayer for the restoration of our rivers for shakuhachi and harpsichord — Mvt. 5 - Wimmera River, Lake Hindmarsh||Dindy Vaughan||Anne Norman, Peter Hagen||5 mins, 54 sec.||Buy as MP3|
The latest CD from Le Tuan Hung, featuring compositions by
respected Australian composers and performers including Ros
Bandt, Brigid Burke, Warren Burt and Deborah Kayser, was
nominated for the 2005 ARIA Awards.
On the Wings of a Butterfly is a collection of cross-cultural compositions by eight Australian composers. Instruments, colours of tones, concepts and voices from many cultures are explored and combined to generate new musical entities that transcend the artificial boundaries between East and West.
In this collection, listeners will experience the exquisite vocals of Ria Soemardjo and Deborah Kayser in combination with the meditative sounds of the shakuhachi, the delicate voice of the Vietnamese zither dan tranh interlocking with the harmonics of the original Australian power pole bells, and waves of vibrant emotions in pieces for shakuhachi with harpsichord, and clarinet with Indian drums.
Duration: 63 min.
Performers: Deborah Kayser (soprano: Unde) ; Anne Norman (shakuhachi : Unde; Adrift; Pound Bend, Yarra River; Wimmera River, Lake Hindmarsh) ; Ros Bandt (medieval psaltery, Balinese suling (end-blown flutes): On the wings of a butterfly) ; Le Tuan Hung (dan trahn (Vietnamese zither): On the wings of a butterfly ; power pole bells, Vietnamese zither, Balinese flute, Oceanic panpipes: A song for sky bells) ; ) ; Ria Soemardjo (voice: Adrift) ; Peter Hagen (harpsichord: Pound Bend, Yarra River; Wimmera River, Lake Hindmarsh) ; Brigid Burke (clarinet: Grit) ; Wendy Couch (vibraphone and Indian drum: Grit) ; Warren Burt (computer: Poems of Rewi Alley) ; John Britton (spoken voice: Poems of Rewi Alley).
Liner notes include program notes, and biographical notes on the composers and performers.
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