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Scent of time


Scent of time : Australian compositions for Asian instruments and voices.

  • Published by Move Records — 2002 [MD3263] — 1 CD (78 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-6 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 967 — Available for loan


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
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.

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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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