New & noteworthy
A new 4-CD set from pianist Ian Holtham entitled BACH'S TONAL SOUNDSCAPE presents the complete Well-Tempered Clavier grouped by key rather than the usual numbered order. The set includes a 20 page booklet featuring an extensive essay detailing Holtham's approach to the music. The 264 minutes on the four discs is now available for the special price of just $50.
Michael Kieran Harvey has won the Tasmanian State Award in the "instrumental work of the year" category. "Patañjali" is composed for two keyboards and percussion, a cross-fertilisation of literature, music and yoga across different times and cultures.
Tony Gould presents his approach to jazz and creative music in a new one-hour documentary which comes on a DVD — accompanied by an 80 minute CD of live performances where Tony is joined by a group of top jazz musicians.
Guitarist-composer Michelle Nelson has created a new album of guitar works inspired by the traditional association between guitars and dance, from reflections of the Spanish 17th Century guitar style, through to 1970s Rock and on to the current EDM influence.
Composer Julian Yu has created 126 variations on the single theme "Twinkle twinkle little star", many which ingeniously intertwined in the style of famous composers. No only that but he invited 70 composers from around the world to write a short variation on the theme.
The result is two CD albums performed by Michael Kieran Harvey which were launched at a special event on 28 February 2016.
Amir Farid's two wonderful performances of "The Works of Javad Maroufi", recorded the Baha'i Centre at MOFO 2015, were broadcast in full on ABC FM on Sunday February 15th...