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States of saying


States of saying / by Boo Chapple. Date mate / by Fran Dyson. The time is now / by Nessie Lessons. De profundis : out of the deaths, a sign / by Joan La Barbara. From scratch / by Sherre DeLys.

  • 1 CD (63 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: CDL 311 — Available for loan


This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
States of saying — radiophonic music Boo Chapple
From scratch — radiophonic music Sherre DeLys
Date mate — radiophonic music Frances Dyson

Product details

Duration: 63 min.

This product forms part of the following series: Listening Room.

Summary: 'States of saying': The sound artist and electronic musician examines telephone based voice recognition technology both as a human/machine interface and as sonic narrative. With the voices of Daiv Lown, Van Sowerine, Rie Fukuizumi, Carlos Arenas, Eilon Morris, Vineta Lagzdina, Vek Lewis and Camilla Hannan. Produced by Cathy Peters.

Summary: 'The time is now': The first in a suite of works in which American singers and musicians perform texts by Melody Sumner Carnahan. Music and performance by Nessie Lessons.

Broadcast on The Listening Room on ABC Classic FM, 19 May 2003.

Summary: 'Date mate': An extract from a longer work 'Fur and Sheen' tracing the adventures of George and Stella as they encounter dark forces of globalisation in a near future. George is on the phone to his dream partner. Performers: Bogdan Koca, Zoe Carrides and Belinda McClory.

Non-commercial recording. For study purposes only.

Summary: 'De profundis': Another in the suite of works, this time with music and performance by Joan La Barbara.

Summary: 'From scratch': A radio essay presenting two audio recordings of 'Zulu's Ball' by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in 1923, and a 1948 interview with Helen Keller. The piece explores our ability to understand why music moves us. With Tony Baldwin as narrator.

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