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Celebrating twenty years


Celebrating twenty years / Melbourne Composers' League.

  • Published by Melbourne Composers' League — 2017 — 3 CDs
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2903 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Earth tones (2014) for toy piano
Recorded/performed at: Western Sydney Recording Studio, Sydney, on Dec 16.
Diana Blom Antonietta Loffredo 5 mins, 24 sec.
My feet want to dance but my eyes want to sleep — septets: flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello
Recorded/performed at: Oaklands Studio, Melbourne, on Dec 12.
Brenton Broadstock Syzygy Ensemble 11 mins, 20 sec.
Gentleness-suddenness (2012) for mezzo-soprano, violin, percussion and piano — Spirit
Recorded/performed at: Performance Space, Western Sydney University, Sydney, on 27 Jun 13.
Bruce Crossman Lotte Latukefu, James Cuddeford, Claire Edwardes, Michael Kieran Harvey 10 mins, 26 sec.
The Arc of the Day (2007) for piano quintet
Recorded/performed at: Move Studios, Melbourne, on 2008.
Eve Christina Duncan Silo String Quartet, Danae Killian 4 mins, 11 sec.
Meditation on Satie (2001) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Australian Institute of Music, Sydney, on 23 May 16.
Houston Dunleavy Dewi Liu 3 mins, 52 sec.
Moments pour piano (1984) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: 'Two New Hours' program, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, Canada, on 27 Jan 85.
Peter Graham Angela Hewitt 9 mins, 8 sec.
Sighting Silence, Sounding Image : a suite of pieces accompanying visual art works by Flossie Peitsch (2013) — solo piano — I, II, V, VI
Recorded/performed at: Hughie's Hideout, Melbourne, on 2016.
Christina Green Christina Green 8 mins, 1 sec.
Kyrie : for piano, vibraphone and percussion (2015) for piano and percussion duo
Recorded/performed at: Western Sydney University Recording Studio, Sydney, on 27 Nov 15.
Clare Maclean Bernadette Harvey, Claire Edwardes 9 mins, 3 sec.
The Beauty of Now (2016) for violin with piano
Recorded/performed at: Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, Melbournre, on 16 Apr 16.
Caerwen Martin Aaron Barnden, Peter Doomsday 9 mins, 52 sec.
Returning (2012) for electronics
Recorded/performed at: Studio Silonics, Melbourne, on Jan 12.
Gary McKie 3 mins, 8 sec.
Binary system (2016) for flute duet
Recorded/performed at: Andrián Pertout Studio, Melbourne, on 18 Mar 17.
Paul Moulatlet Johanna Selleck, Peter Sheridan 6 mins, 27 sec.
Entasis (2002) for solo trumpet
Recorded/performed at: Sheila Street Studio, Northern College of the Arts & Technology, Melbourne, on 20 Apr 16.
Peter Myers Tristram Williams 12 mins, 53 sec.
The elements (2009) for violin
Recorded/performed at: Giuseppe Curci Studio, Barletta, Italy, on Jan 15.
Andrián Pertout Carmine Marcello Rizzi 6 mins, 5 sec.
Interplay (2003) for guitar and electronics
Recorded/performed at: University of Melbourne, on 2003.
Haydn Reeder Geoffrey Morris, David Collins 13 mins, 52 sec.
Spindrift (2008) for solo harp
Recorded/performed at: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Auditorium, Monash University, Melbourne, on 15 Dec 15.
Johanna Selleck Jacinta Dennett 7 mins, 19 sec.
Music for solo flutes (2008) for flute solo
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on 11 Nov 16.
Peter Tahourdin Johanna Selleck 6 mins, 10 sec.

Also includes: Out-Takes (amplified string quartet and tape) / Antonio Tenace -- Rhapsody (solo viola) / Stephen Lebsanfte -- Snake Belly Medicine Music (bass flute and double bass) / Colin McKellar -- Rainforest (soprano and piano) / Natalya Vagner -- Six Short Pieces (flute and piano) / David Henderson -- Elegy (for tape) / Howard Dillon.

Product details

'Celebrating Twenty Years' is a collection of contemporary classical works by twenty-three Australian composers based in both Melbourne and Sydney, Australia's two largest cities. Melbourne, the home of the Melbourne Composers' League (MCL), is acknowledged as one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with more than 30 percent of its population born overseas and its 251 distinct 'spoken' languages being a number greater than the number of countries in the world. Demographic surveys state that a language other than English is spoken at home by three in ten of its residents. This represents a multicultural linguistic diversity that also serves as an analogy for the aesthetic diversity found in the music styles of its composers, who draw inspiration from an either modernist, postmodern, neoromantic or pluralist sensibility.

This MCL triple compact disc celebrates twenty years since the founding of the composer organisation - a collegial group of artists committed to championing the aspirations of the individual within the collective in an effort to reflect the eclecticism evident in contemporary-classical music composition in Australia today.

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