Secret places : music from the sounds of Tasmania / Ron Nagorcka.
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Duration: 59 min.
Contents note: Tarranyennah -- Calamanthus -- Cockatoo -- Life on Black Sugarloaf -- Secret places (Metamorphosis -- Cranky fan -- Flight -- Crow chorale -- Requiem).
"Nagorcka presents field recordings of Tasmanian birds, frogs and mammals arranged for relaxed listening or identification ... complemented by some of the music inspired and produced by his analysis and manipulation of the sounds of nature using sampling technology" -- Container.
Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on the composer.
"'Secret places' is the result of a collaboration which culminated in an installation at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart in 1996" -- Booklet.
Performers: Ron Nagorcka (sampler: Tarranyennah, Cockatoo, Secret places) ; Megan Cavanagh-Russell (sampler: Tarranyennah, Calamanthus) ; Teresa Beck-Swindale (flute: Calamanthus) ; Karlin Greenstreet-Love (soprano saxophone: Cockatoo).
"'Cockatoo' commissioned by the ABC for the 'Audio-clip' project" -- Booklet.
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