New Australian music from Back to Back Zithers which combines original ideas with musical thoughts from Vietnam, West Java, Mediaeval France and Italy.
Quivering String brings together four composer-performers who enjoy sharing each others' traditions and skills in the process of making a new Australian music with exotic South East Asian influences.
Back to Back Zithers are four distinguished solo composer-performers who enjoy sharing each other's traditions and skills in the process of making a new Australian music. Since 1988 they have combines their original ideas with musical thoughts from Vietnam, West Java, mediaeval France and Italy in new compositions which transcend the boundaries of East and West.
- Reflections Back to Back Zithers Le Tuan Hung
- Cicadas Kari
- Spring Back to Back Zithers Le Tuan Hung
- Pond Back to Back Zithers
- Stones Back to Back Zithers
- Intisari Back to Back Zithers Kari
- Cobwebs Back to Back Zithers Ros Bandt
- tikar plastik tikar pandan Back to Back Zithers Kari Widji Thukul
- Prayer for Land Back to Back Zithers Le Tuan Hung
- Ros Bandt · track 8
- Kari · tracks 2 and 9
- Le Tuan Hung · tracks 1, 3, 7 and 10
- Back to Back Zithers · all except track 2
Ros Bandt is a composer performer and sound artist who is passionate about combining ancient and modern sonic practices. Her sound research has included building a medieval Pythagorean recorder and she directs the Australian sound design project on line at the Australian centre, The University of Melbourne.
Kari is a musician and visual artist. She has performed in several multicultural ensembles and explored many musical landscapes. She has also played a key role in facilitating multicultural music in Australia.
Le Tuan Hung is a composer, performer and author, specialising in Vietnamese music and experimental music of contemporary Australia. He is also the author of various publications on Vietnamese performing arts and is regarded as an international authority in Vietnamese musicology.
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Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.
This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.