Callisto : music for Fairlight CMI / Michael Hannan.
Featured Australian works
||Alphabeat (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||9 mins, 49 sec.|
||Animal Minimal (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||13 mins, 42 sec.|
||Callisto (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||5 mins, 51 sec.|
||Laughing piece (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||3 mins, 6 sec.|
||Slominsky Variations (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||2 mins, 40 sec.|
||Sonata after Nancarrow (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||2 mins, 9 sec.|
||Study #1.1 (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||2 mins, 22 sec.|
||Study #1.2 (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||1 mins, 34 sec.|
||Study #1.3 (1984) for electronics||Michael Hannan||2 mins, 25 sec.|
The CD Callisto features works composed for the Fairlight
Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) which is the world's first
digital music sampler, a product of the late 1970s. The recording
also provides some documentation of a phase of Michael Hannan's
development as a composer, during which he was an insider of a
ground breaking project generated by the CMI at that time, being
Each work conveys images that draw one away to other worlds, in the case of Callisto (the largest moon of Jupiter) to a sound analysis of laughter, a series of studies, a sonata written in the style of Conlon Nancarrow, through the inspiration generated by animal calls, a tribute to Slonimsky, finally and intriguingly an attempt to stimulate the conditions by which a thought trance is induced.
Liner notes include programme notes.
CD: X / Ros Dunlop
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