Cross-cultural

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The Cello and the Mockingbird

Improvisations on beautiful melodies. Cellist Imogen Manins joins forces with Tony Gould (piano) and David Jones (percussion) for this very special new release from Move Records.

Argentine Cello

More than just Piazzolla, hear the tango as presented by 7 fantastic composers and performed by two of Australia's finest young musicians, Zoe Knighton (cello) and Amir Farid (piano).

Bridges, Volume 2

Monash University based Chamber Melange present an exciting collection of modern music from Czech and Romanian composers influenced by European folk music and/or neo-classicism.

Sombras - the music of Astor Piazzolla

La Tin Shed Orquesta presents the music of Astor Piazolla. Astor Piazzolla’s compositions from the 1930’s to 1990 re-defined the Tango. His famous Quintet from the 70’s gave the world ‘Tango Nuevo’.

Passing

Recorded during the Asian Composers' League Festival in 2007, this new recording showcases works by prominent Australian and NZ composers performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kenneth Young.

Dimensions of Night

Michael Kieran Harvey performs Larry Sitsky's epic piano work. Dimensions of Night draws on ancient legend, myth and spiritual history. The epic employs a series of chords to underpin the sequence of harmonies throughout the whole cycle.

On the Wings of a Butterfly

Cross-cultural music by Australian composers. The latest CD from Le Tuan Hung, featuring compositions by respected Australian composers and performers including Ros Bandt, Brigid Burke, Warren Burt and Deborah Kayser, was nominated for a 2005 ARIA Award.

Chinese Whispers and other contemporary dance music

Piano works by some of Australia's and China's most outstanding contemporary composers, played by Gabriella Smart. Interpretations of works by Erik Griswold, Tan Dun, Alvin Curran, Jia Daqun, Michael Nyman and more.

Jacinta's Song

Featuring an impressive lineup of musicians, including the ARIA-winning pianist, Andrea Keller, guitarist Steve Magnusson and percussionist extraordinaire, Peter Neville, Jacinta's Song is the new CD from multi-saxophonist / composer Jenny Game-Lopata.

Scent Of Time

This new CD features the diverse works of six Australian composers that have taken Asian instruments and voices beyond the boundaries of their own traditions. From dan tranh to sheng, from shakuhachi to erhu, this fascinating recording is cross-cultural music at its best.

Wordless Meanings

In the beginning, there was harmony - before anyone thought to ask the question "What sort of music do you play?" ... before everyone became too busy to stop and listen anyway ... before music became 'the music industry' ... harmony was lost in a cacophony of meaningless words.

Intuition

Intuition, by renowned Italian guitarist/composer Rosario De Marco captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music.

Ambient Voice

Ambient Voice features Dean Frenkel's haunting harmonic vocals strategically placed over and within the music of outstanding Australian composers, including Mark Clement Pollard, George Dreyfus, Andrew MacGregor and the group Invention in Time.

Serenades (Original Soundtrack)

Davood A. Tabrizi's haunting soundtrack to Mojgan Khadem's film 'Serenades' has been specially extended and developed in the studio to make listening to the album a satisfying experience on its own, away from the motion picture.

Recorded Messages: Violin

Composer Eve Duncan commissioned violinists from Austria, China, Japan as well as Australia, to record her compositions which she has compiled onto this fascinating CD.

Classical Allusion

In traditional Chinese music a pre-existing piece is ornamented and embellished until it becomes something quite new. In the same way, Julian Yu takes famous pieces from the Western musical tradition and ornaments them in the Chinese manner.

Echoes of Ancestral Voices

Le Tuan Hung and Dang Kim Hien present 'Echoes of Ancestral Voices,' a collection of Vietnamese traditional music. This album follows their beautiful and evocative disc 'Landscapes of Time' (described by ABC Radio National as "an enchanted journey across the soundscapes of Vietnam.")

Landscapes of Time

Contemporary Sound Art of Vietnam. Evocative images and haunting effects, creating a totally unforgettable listening experience. Explore new directions in contemporary sound art with a touch of Vietnamese colour - inspired by Vietnamese poems, ideas and spirituality.

Nardoo

'Nardoo' present a tapestry of original music from a melting pot of jazz, ethnic and medieval influences. This album of improvisations presents the duo of Zana Clarke and Peter Biffin performing new and traditional wind and string instruments.

Breath of Creation

Flutes of two worlds. Performing on shakuhachi, baroque flute and recorder, these two inspiring performers - renowned in their own fields - join forces to present a magical display of virtuosic delights and evocative sound-scapes.

Sonic Archaeologies

A new CD of Ros Bandt's works including Mungo, representing archaeology of the land and Thrausmata, an archaeology of text. These award-winning compositions were created in the studios of West Deutsche Rundfunk, Cologne.

Quivering String

New Australian music from Back to Back Zithers which combines original ideas with musical thoughts from Vietnam, West Java, Mediaeval France and Italy.

Footsteps

The sound of feet traversing the earth's surface is a reminder of the impact that location has on our lives. You will never have heard anything quite like this amazing journey.

Musical Transfiguration

An acoustic journey across Vietnamese soundscapes, from the majestic sounds of court music to the subtle flow of lullabies, from poetry and classical chamber music to lively, village festival songs.

Pacific Sound

Pacific Sound features the exotic sounds of original instruments designed and created by Colin Offord.

Passage

Music composed by Tony Lewis for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. The works on this disc, commissioned by the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, deal with the meeting points between Aboriginal and European societies and the ways in which Aboriginal people interact with the contemporary Australian society.

Clay Music

LIME (Live Improvised Music Events): Gavan McCarthy, Julie Doyle, Carolyn Robb and Ros Bandt. LIME plays original music on original instruments including the glass Flagong, marimbas, Farmarimba and plumbaphone as well as pottery instruments made by Judy Lorraine.

Magic Sounds

Magic Sounds traverses through many music genres - meditation, ambient, chill-out, fine world, soundtrack, spiritual (non-religious) and contemporary choral music.

Breathe

Nougat combines the talents of guitarist and composer Tania Ravbar Costantino and master mandolinist Ruth Roshan. Breathe sits on the cusp of world and classical music.

Zalankara

Jeff Pressing's Zalankara is a multicultural symphony, a wide-ranging and ambitious work dedicated to the refugees and displaced people of the world.

Songs from Georgia

Unique because of its sound qualities, melodies, harmonies, polyphony and modes, Georgian music was declared by composer Igor Stravinsky to be a stimulus for the development of modern Western music. The Australian vocal ensemble Golden Fleece performs, collects, teaches and researches Georgian music and here paints a vivid portrait of a rich cultural heritage.

Eclectic Collection

The mandolin orchestra is very versatile. The purpose of this CD is to demonstrate something of its diversity and distinctive character.

World Rhythm Band

An unexpected cross-fertilisation of contemporary jazz melody and harmony convincingly joined with rhythmic traditions of the Third World, particularly West Africa.

Salut d'Amour

A highly atmospheric and distinctively beautiful collection of pieces for mandolin orchestra.

The Rainmaker

From Jazz to Celtic, Middle Eastern folk to contemporary Classical, ambience to the tango The Rainmaker brings together an eclectic range of influences.