Vanishing Tekopia / David Chesworth Ensemble
Featured Australian works
||Vanishing Tekopia (2011) — unspecified voice with chamber ensemble||David Chesworth||David Chesworth, Andrea Keeble, Helen Mountfort, John McAll, Adrian Sheriff, Peter Neville, Eugene Ughetti, Robert Goodge, Jeremy Alsop, Joanne Kuluveovski, Melissa Webb||59 mins, 30 sec.|
Vanishing Tekopia is a brand new album of classic Chesworth proportions, music that is both a requiem to and a consequence of the process of cultural absorption and assimilation.
The two singers of the ensemble have mastered an invented
phonetic language which has been specially devised by Chesworth
for this album.
Vanishing Tekopia refers obliquely to a tiny island with a small population and distinctive culture that is slowly vanishing beneath the Pacific Ocean as global warming increases sea levels. But it also refers to many minority cultural 'islands' throughout the world which are under threat of vanishing, as pressures from larger environmental, political and economic forces take their toll. These include the Hmong in Laos, the Ogoni in the Niger Delta and the Naga in northern India
David Chesworth - electronics
Andrea Keeble - violin
Helen Mountfort - cello
John McAll - piano
Adrian Sherriff - bass trombone, shakuhachi
Peter Neville - vibes, marimba, kit, doumbek
Eugene Ughetti - vibes, marimba, kit
Robert Goodge - guitar, mandolin, tiple
Jeremy Alsop - electric bass
Joanne Kuluveovski - vocals
Melissa Webb - vocals, taisho koto, bulbul tarang, kaen, auto harp
Duration: 60 min.
Drift daughters of canama -- Dee dang dang -- Dragonfly -- Farla meego -- Apoh jenah -- Kukoya air -- Luna camor lordi -- Tekopia -- Bandana stramm.
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