Scent of time : Australian compositions for Asian instruments and voices.
Featured Australian works
||Inside/outside (2002) for voice with accompaniment
Recorded/performed at: ABC studios, Melbourne
|Kim Hien Dang and Ros Bandt||Ros Bandt, Kim Hien Dang||10 mins, 45 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Chinese whispers (1998) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound)||Warren Burt||Julian Yu||5 mins, 32 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Ethnic static from easy round and folk dances (1985) — computer music||Warren Burt||8 mins, 28 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Also includes: We lose things / Anne Norman -- Shadows of the war horse / Dang Kim Hien -- Three musical poems (Lotus pond ; Scent of time ; Echoes of an old festive song) / Le Tuan Hung -- Spectre / Wang Zheng-Ting.
In the last two decades, the number of Australian composers who
created new works for Asian instruments has been growing
steadily. The availability of competent performers of Asian
instruments in Australia, and positive developments in cultural,
social, political and economic engagements between Australia and
Asia are the main stimuli for this new trend in Australian
composition. The varieties of tone colours, musical gestures and
technical possibilities of Asian instruments have enriched the
palette of Australian contemporary music.
From dan tranh to sheng, from shakuhachi to erhu, this fascinating recording Scent of Time features nine diverse works of Australian composers that have taken Asian instruments and voices beyond the boundaries of their own traditions.
Duration: 78 min.
Liner notes include programme notes and notes on the composers and performers.
Performers: Dang Kim Hien (voice, dan tranh (Vietnamese zither), Vietnamese percussion: Inside/outside) ; Ros Bandt (viola da gamba, recorder: Inside/outside) ; Julian Yu (voice: Chinese whispers) ; Marian Grey (voice: Chinese whispers).
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