New & noteworthy
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 will be launched at a special event on 28 February 2016.
With Tony Gould in Hobart for academic duties at the Hobart Conservatorium of Music, Nick Haywood called me suggesting we grasp the opportunity for a “bit of a play” whilst he was in town. And that we did, with Sound Engineer Stewart Long recording it, as it were, solely for our personal listening pleasure.
There's much variety in Cezary Skubiszewski's music for the soundtrack to the new film 'Women he's undressed'. It covers a wide range of popular musical styles of middle 20th century – and there's never a dull moment.
Zubin Kanga’s new CD with Move Records, Piano Inside Out, has now been released. It features seven new innovative solo piano works by Australian composers, commissioned by Kanga and created in close collaboration with him over several years. Includes works by Elliott Gyger, Nicholas Vines, Daniel Rojas, David Young, Marcus Whale, Rosalind Page and Anthony Moles.
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...