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Bass Instincts


Bass Instincts / Alicia Crossley, Anne Boyd, Alice Chance, Holly Harrison, Amanda Cole, Fiona Hill, Lisa Cheney, Jessica Wells.

  • Published by Move Records — October, 2021 [MCD 624] — 1 CD
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  • Library Availability: CD 3227 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Alhekulyele for recorder Anne Boyd Alicia Crossley 6 mins, 57 sec.
Inhaltations (2021) for multi tracked bass recorder Alice Chance Alicia Crossley 6 mins, 26 sec.
Before You for recorder Lisa Cheney Alicia Crossley 6 mins, 7 sec.
Vibration Mediation for recorder Amanda Cole Alicia Crossley 8 mins, 6 sec.
Sylvan for recorder Holly Harrison Joshua Hill 8 mins, 6 sec.
Lost in the Darkness (2021) for bass recorder Fiona Hill Alicia Crossley 9 mins, 36 sec.
The Clockmaker (2021) bass recorder and electronic track Jessica Wells Alicia Crossley 6 mins, 11 sec.

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The bass recorder is an exquisite instrument that has evolved from its humble consort roots into a virtuosic solo instrument. It possesses a beautifully deep, earthy tone, with mellow and haunting characteristics. Alicia Crossley, one of Australia's leading recorder players, presents an exciting program of new Australian works.

The instrument sings with a natural lyricism that can effortlessly morph into agitated and textural soundscapes. It is these unique musical qualities that are embraced and showcased in the compositions created for Bass Instincts.

A wonderful array of musical genres and compositional styles were created for Bass Instincts. Seven specially commissioned compositions written by some of Australia's leading female composers, explore the beautifully deep earthy tone and mellow, haunting characteristics of the bass recorder, further enhanced by Alicia's talent and skill.

The diversity of compositions perfectly showcase the virtuosity, versatility and the instinctual musicality of the bass recorder. From sultry blues-inspired compositions to minimalistic meditative musings, Bass Instincts explores the full gamut of timbres and extended techniques possible on this unique instrument.

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