in depth

Emerging Brisbane-based ensemble Collusion has produced a disc of inspiration, imagery and energy in their first release for Move Records, In Depth. An enticing melting pot of influences, In Depth is comprised entirely of music written in the last twenty years.

Jewish klezmer music, disco back-beats and the exoticism of Arabia and far away lands sit comfortably beside works inspired by minimalism and dance, unified by the fresh approach of this young group and the vital conviction of their intentions.

Perhaps of most interest in terms of the repertoire chosen is the group's commitment to supporting Australian, and up-and-coming young Australian, composers. Four such works on In Depth have been recorded for the first time for commercial release. A very polished and almost cinematic work, Chamber Concertino, by young composer Steven Baker shows great promise, as does Tom Adeney's setting of the Danish text Sommer I Gurre.

Paul Stanhope's Sea Chronicles for soprano and string quartet is a simply stunning work and a welcome addition to the recorded repertoire. Stanhope describes the performance as a "beautifully-shaped interpretation of my Sea Chronicles. Collusion perform with precision, verve and great aplomb." Similarly, Gerard Brophy's quirky Sheer Nylon Dances, complete with grand piano enhanced with rubber window stoppers, is a real treat. Brophy was "particularly delighted with this superb performance".

Artist

Collusion

Certainly a group to follow, Collusion is a four-piece contemporary classical music ensemble formed in late 2002, comprised of young, vibrant and imaginative artists Benjamin Greaves (violin), Therese Milanovic (piano), Shannon Tobin (cello) and Stephen Wylks (clarinet).


Press quotes

“Collusion demonstrates a great empathy with the living tradition of chamber music in this country, and their enterprise in making this disc is to be applauded.”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

“The instrumental playing and recorded sound are excellent”

— John Barns, 3MBS FM Libretto

“The ensemble performance throughout is impeccable as is the sound quality”

— Laura Mathison, 4MBS Program Guide

Audio previews

Track Listing

    Divertimento from 'Gimpel the Fool' David Schiff

  1. i. Overture / The Rabbi 2:42
  2. ii. Wedding Song 3:13
  3. iii. Pantomime / Bread Song 3:53
  4. iv. Who Knows One? / Mazal Tov 4:54
  5. Sea Chronicles: five songs for soprano & string quartet Paul Stanhope

  6. i. 4:00
  7. ii. 3:51
  8. iii. 5:11
  9. iv. 3:24
  10. v. 2:17
  11. Disco Toccata i. Guillaume Connesson 1:57
  12. Chamber Concertino Steven Baker

  13. i. Prelude 2:44
  14. ii. Scherzo 3:20
  15. iii. Elegy 8:02
  16. Sommer i Gurre i. Tom Adeney 7:02
  17. Sheer Nylon Dances for violin, violoncello & fetishised piano Gerard Brophy

  18. i. cakewalk avec carillons lointains 2:54
  19. ii. violes tunisiennes 3:44
  20. iii. la gymnopedie engloutie 4:16
  21. iv. danse d'extase 2:33

Performers

Composer

Gerard Brophy

Gerard Brophy is a contemporary Australian composer. His music has been performed at all the major festivals including the Gaudeamus Music Week, Warsaw Autumn, Nuove Consonanza, Nuovi Spazi Musicali and the Zagreeb Biennale.


Where to buy

in depth can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
69 minutes 57 seconds
Producer
Paul Draper
Mastering
Dave Neil
Martin Wright
Venue
IMERSD Recording Studios
Thanks to
Griffith University
Musica Viva
Release date
2006
Copyright
© 2005 Collusion
Phonogram
℗ 2006 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3310
Alternate catalogue number
MD3310
Barcode
EAN 9314574331028