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Ephemeral densities


Ephemeral densities / re-sound.

  • Published by Move Records — 2005 [MD3295] — 1 CD
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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
HybriD (2005) — acoustic music with live computer effects
Recorded/performed at: Move Records, Melbourne
Steve Adam Melanie Chilianis, Helen Eadie, Catherine Hocking, Darren Howard, Paul Todd 10 mins, 54 sec. Buy as MP3
Breath stain (2004) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound) Melanie Chilianis Melanie Chilianis 5 mins, 4 sec. Buy as MP3
Vectors (2004) — quintets: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, violin Paul Moulatlet Melanie Chilianis, Helen Eadie, Catherine Hocking, Darren Howard, Paul Todd 5 mins, 22 sec. Buy as MP3
Canal (2004) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound)
Thomas Reiner and Steve Adam Thomas Reiner, Steve Adam 7 mins, 26 sec. Buy as MP3
Aerofoil (2003) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound) Thomas Reiner Thomas Reiner 6 mins, 38 sec. Buy as MP3
Ephemeral densities (2004) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound) Thomas Reiner 7 mins, 11 sec. Buy as MP3
Quintet/sextet for chamber group and CD (2004) — quintets: flute, 2 clarinets, saxophone, violin Thomas Reiner Melanie Chilianis, Helen Eadie, Catherine Hocking, Darren Howard, Paul Todd 10 mins, 38 sec. Buy as MP3

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ephemeral densities is re-sound's third CD. It focuses on new Australian work by re-sound members Steve Adam, Melanie Chilianis, Paul Moulatlet, and Thomas Reiner. All but one of these works were presented in March 2004 to a capacity audience at Pony, a night club in Melbourne's inner city district. The idea for the event was to integrate contemporary chamber music, computer music and popular electronic music. The audience feedback on this performance that re-sound received encouraged the group to create this recording.

canal includes a processed drum pattern created with a drum ensemble, a range of drum samples, simple chord progressions, and samples taken from site recordings in 2003 in Venice and Florence.

Quintet/sextet for chamber group and CD juxtaposes atonal chamber music with recorded materials, including samples of site recordings made in Florence and Venice.

breath stain uses various sound sources as the raw material for construction and transformation. re-sound performers (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin and flute). Non-instrumental sounds include samples taken from a walk in inner-city Melbourne and crickets in Somers, Victoria. breath stain uses an electro-acoustic environment to expose the relationship between breath, musical gesture and non-instrumental sounds.

HybriD is a collaborative work for multiple acoustic instruments, live computer processing and synthesis. The merging of performance data derived from each of the performers enables a mix of influences that result in the creation of sounds that are effectively hybrids.

aerofoil features a bouncy synth-bass loop, tape delay applied to hi-hat rhythms, some ambient gestures made up of slowly undulating pitches, an up-beat pizzicato-style melodic motive, and a bell-like, high-pitch texture.

Vectors uses an ordered set of pitches and its variants, and the original set governs the relationship among the different variants.

ephemeral densities explores changes of texture and sound colour. Four sound objects provide the source material for the work: (1) a synthesized sound that resembles the chirping call of the male cricket, (2) a fast changing, busy sound that appeared suddenly and surprisingly as a sonic artefact while undertaking site recordings with a minidisk recorder in Victoria's Grampians, (3) a very low bass sound, and (4) a metallic sounding drum loop.

Contents note: Canal / Steve Adam and Thomas Reiner -- Quintet/sextet for chamber group and CD / Thomas Reiner -- Breath stain / Melanie Chilianis -- HybriD / Steve Adam -- Aerofoil / Thomas Reiner -- Vectors / Paul Moulatlet -- Ephemeral densities / Thomas Reiner.

Performers: Melanie Chilianis (flute: Quintet/sextet, HybriD, Vectors) ; Helen Eadie (violin: Quintet/sextet, HybriD, Vectors) ; Catherine Hocking (alto saxophone: Quintet/sextet, HybriD; tenor saxophone: Vectors) ; Darren Howard (clarinet: Quintet/sextet, HybriD, Vectors) ; Paul Todd (clarinet: Quintet/sextet, HybriD; bass clarinet: Vectors).

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