The thing of it / by Amanda Stewart Ratsinkafka / by Colin Bright. [Improvisation] / by Amanda Stewart and Rainer Linz. Stalin / by Jas Duke. Black years - red years / by Colin Bright. A brief encounter / by Bernard Heidsieck and Jas Duke. 24 views of an inkstain on t
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|24 views of an inkstain on the tatami. No. 1: Higher form of karaoke||Tony Barrell|
|Black years, red years||Colin Bright|
|The thing of it||Rainer Linz|
|The thing of it||Amanda Stewart|
Duration: 57 min.
This product forms part of the following series: Listening Room.
Broadcast on The Listening Room, ABC Classic FM, 12 March 2001.
Non-commercial recording - for study purposes only.
Summary: 'Ratsinkafka': A saxophone duo written to support the words of performance poet Amanda Stewart. Sandy Evans and Paul Cutlan, saxophone, with Tony Gorman. Computer-generated composition by Colin Bright.
Summary: 'Black years - red years': Premiered on The Listening Room, this work was awarded the Australian Composition of the Year (2000) for NSW by the Australian Music Centre. The primary sound source is the voice of the late Jas Duke. It's a piece about oppression, and living outside the Australian dream.
Summary: 'A brief encounter: French performance poet Bernard Heidsieck works with the sound of Jas Duke's breath.
Summary: 'Stalin': Jas Duke reads his poem 'Stalin', fragments of which feature in Colin Bright's 'Black Years - Red Years'.
Summary: 'Higher form of karaoke': Number 1 of '24 views of an inkstain on the tatami', a guided audio tour of Japan in which the familiar and the strange are twisted by an irritable postcard writer, a passionless guidebook and a 'voice in the head'. Sounds of Ueno Park, Tokyo, are fused together into a huge and almost holy 'yakimo' choir. Written and performed by Tony Barrell.
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