Digital Audio Album
The Five Elements / Riley Lee and Enigma Quartet.
Featured Australian works
|Earth Lullaby (2017) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Katy Abbott||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||10 mins, 5 sec.|
|Alchera-Jugulba — shakuhachi with string quartet||Anne Boyd||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||11 mins, 59 sec.|
|Air (2017) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Gerard Brophy||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||6 mins, 10 sec.|
|Voice of the Rain (2016) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Ross Edwards||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||5 mins, 19 sec.|
|Oxygen (2016) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Stuart Greenbaum||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||7 mins, 59 sec.|
|Flash point — shakuhachi with string quartet||Holly Harrison||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||7 mins, 22 sec.|
|A Fire begins — shakuhachi with string quartet||David Hirschfelder||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||5 mins, 13 sec.|
|Aether (2017) for string quartet and shakuhachi||Andrew Howes||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||6 mins, 40 sec.|
|Fleeting moment 1 (2008) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Elena Kats-Chernin||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||4 mins, 24 sec.|
|Light rain (2009) for shakuhachi and string quartet||Lachlan Skipworth||Riley Lee, Enigma Quartet||6 mins, 48 sec.|
In one of the most ambitious commissioning and performance projects in recent years, world-renowned shakuhachi master Riley Lee has joined forces with the Sydney-based Enigma Quartet to create a new genus of music. The Five Elements takes the listener on a kaleidoscopic journey through the Australian landscape that traverses universal concepts linking humanity to our natural environment and spiritual core through music.
Drawing inspiration from the belief in many ancient cultures that the entire universe was made of just five fundamental elements - earth, air, water, fire and ether - Riley Lee and the Enigma Quartet have commissioned and selected music from Australia's finest compositional voices to present a strikingly original offering that voyages between Eastern Zen Buddhism and Western Classicism.
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