A new CD that demonstrates the musical and cultural bridges built by the academic staff and postgraduate students at the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University, and their colleagues in other parts of Australia, Korea and Romania.
This CD represents new music from three distant areas - Eastern Europe, North Asia and Australasia. For many decades Romanian, Korean and Australian musical voices have been mapping out their cultural identities in relative isolation. Romanian composers were cocooned from the wider musical community due to their country's repressive communist regime. Korean composers only reconnected with their musical roots in the 1960s after the years of Japanese occupation in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Australian composers, while not enduring political constraints, were geographically isolated from the main activities in Europe and America.
While the music contained in this recording might not branch too far from a European musical epicentre, they do demonstrate the bridges that have been built by the academic staff and postgraduate students at the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University, and their colleagues in other parts of Australia, Korea and Romania. At the present time, music from Australia, Korea and Romania forms a significant part of the musicological and performance-based research activity within the School. This CD therefore constitutes a tangible research outcome for the School and highlights the strengthened individual intersections that have been developed between musicians, composers and musicologists rather than the reinforcement of any globalised cultural world view.
Peter Handsworth is currently Head of the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University. He studied clarinet at the University of Adelaide with David Shephard and at the State University of Music, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Violinist Fintan Murphy is currently a Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of Strings at the Monash University School of Music-Conservatorium. He has worked with several youth orchestras including those of the National Music Camps, The Australian Youth Orchestra and is currently the Director of the Melbourne Strings Ensemble.
Pianist Tamara Smolyar has recorded for Russian Radio and Television, 3MBS FM, ABC Classic FM, and has appeared on SBS and China's National Television. She is currently coordinator of keyboard at the School of Music-Conservatorium, Monash University.
Timothy Phillips' teachers have included percussionists John Seal, Daryl Pratt and Isao Nakamura. He has performed with numerous orchestras and ensembles both in Europe and Australia including Ensemble Modern, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Art Orchestra and Libra.
David Bollard has been a staff member at a number of Australian university music schools lecturing in piano and related studies. He was a member of the Australia Ensemble from its inception in 1980 until 1998.
- Stick Dance III Andrew Schultz 6:43
- Frenzy and Folly, Fire and Joy Graham Hair 4:22
- Solo Stefan Niculescu 5:20
- Austral Sorin Lerescu 7:55
- Tentazione Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea 9:07
- Ship Jang Saeng I Bong-Ho Kim 10:19
- no. 1 '…le chemin vers turpitude...' 2:16
- no. 2 'La chase khazare' 3:18
- no. 5 'Hymne' 2:32
- Earthed Robert Lloyd 4:58
- Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano Chang Hye Ryun 9:00
Lévantiques, Op. 64 Dan Dediu
- Peter Handsworth · clarinet · tracks 1, 2, 4—6 and 11
- Fintan Murphy · violin · tracks 1, 5 and 11
- Tamara Smolyar · piano · tracks 1, 5 and 7—9
- Timothy Phillips · percussion · tracks 3 and 10
- David Bollard · piano · track 11
Korean composer Chang Hye Ryun has taught at numerous universities in Korea and is currently on the academic staff at Sungkyul University.
Robert Lloyd's reputation rests largely on kinetic, brightly coloured series of dance scores. In fact as far away as the United States Lloyd's name is probably better known among dance circles than musical ones. Perhaps that is not surprising, given the propellant energy of Lloyd's work.
A graduate of The Universities of Queensland and London, Schultz has received numerous awards and commissions and is currently Associate Professor and Head of Music at the Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong.
Born in Geelong, composer Graham Hair has received numerous commissions from such organisations as Duo Contemporain and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1990 he took up the position of Gardiner Professor at the University of Glasgow.
Since 2000 Dediu has been head of composition department at the National University of Music, Romania. He has written a prodigious amount of music ranging from electronic and solo instrumental compositions to orchestral and operatic work.
Bong-Ho Kimstudied composition at Dan-Kook University in Seoul and received his MA and DMA from Ohio State University under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Wells. Currently, he lectures in music at the University of Ulsan.
Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea is currently on the academic staff at Romania's National University of Music teaching musical analysis. She has written theatrical, orchestral, concertos, chamber and solo works, and has had her scores performed across Europe and in Australia.
Sorin Lerescu studied composition with Tiberiu Olah and Anatol Vieru at the National University of Music in Bucharest. He has composed across the genres, and has had his music performed in many European countries and Australia.
Stefan Niculescu has won many composition prizes including two from the Romanian Academy (1962 and 1972) and his music has been performed throughout Europe, and in Korea, Israel and Australia.
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.
(all except tracks 4 and 11)
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 65 minutes 50 seconds
- Alessandro Servadei
- Monash University Music Auditorium (tracks 4 and 11)
Move Records Studio (all except tracks 4 and 11)
- Thanks to
- Arts Faculty of Monash University
Monash University Publications Grants Committee
- Release date
- © 2003 Monash University
- ℗ 2003 Move Records
- Australian, Classical, Cross-cultural
- Catalogue number
- MD 3281
- EAN 9314574328127