Digital Audio Album
The Art of Disappearing / Cameron Lam.
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||The Art of Disappearing (2019) — mezzo-soprano with string quartet||Cameron Lam||Jenny Duck-Chong, Geist String Quartet||1 hours, 4 mins, 32 sec.|
"The Moon that broke on the fence post will not hold,
Desire will not hold, memory will not hold"
The Art of Disappearing is a song cycle meditating on the nature of grief. Slowly transforming from stasis - where is everything is arresting and alien - grief doesn't leave. It becomes an important and empathetic part of us, as we learn to move again.
The fifth portrait album from Sydney composer, Cameron Lam, weaves together the timbre and expressive depth of mezzo soprano Jenny Duck-Chong (Halcyon) and the vibrant connection of the Geist String Quartet to paint a delicate response to the rhythmic and intensely musical poetry of Sarah Holland-Batt's first book, Aria.
I. The Art of Disappearing -- II. Tracery -- III. String Quartet No.2, Mvt I: Synchronised Time -- IV. Meditation on the Plum 1 -- V. String Quartet No.2, Mvt II: Scattered Like A Broken Crusader VI. Elegie -- VII. Athenian Jar -- VIII. String Quartet No.2, Mvt III: Silence Resonating Into Sound -- X. Enduring Ritual -- XI. Meditation on the Plum 2 -- XII. String Quartet No.2, Mvt IV: Which Was Always There -- XIII. The Art of Disappearing 2.
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