Butterfly Modernism

This is composer Eve Duncan’s third release, a 2-CD set, and it heralds new approaches in her music.

Architectural plans of beach houses near Melbourne have been used to create distinctive sound qualities. Cross-media collaboration with photography addresses environmental issues concerning the dredging of the bays near Melbourne. Since the premiere of Buddha on Mars by the National Symphony of Thailand in 2005, Eve’s ongoing engagement with Asian-Pacific music has now extended to the distinctive Korean kayageum.
Eve’s composition awards include the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (Greece), Recital Music Double Bass Composition Competition (England) and the International Modern Music Award for Composition (Vienna). She has served on the Executive Committee of the Asian Composers League and is a past Chairman of the Melbourne Composers League. She completed a Master of Music Composition at the University of Melbourne, Honours in Composition at Latrobe University and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Western Sydney.


Eve Duncan

Eve Duncan has composed chamber, orchestral and vocal music, and her work has been presented in many festivals in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Silo String Quartet

Silo String Quartet was founded by cellist and composer Caerwen Martin in 1998. Their influences include Kronos String Quartet, Contemporary Australian, Asian and American repertoire.

Michael Kieran Harvey

Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. A champion of Australian music and himself a composer, he regularly commissions new Australian music and has performed with Australia's leading contemporary music ensembles and orchestras.

Track Listing

  1. The Butterfly House Eve Duncan 7:07
  2. Butterfly Modernism Eve Duncan 10:13
  3. Madonna and Child with Goldfinch Eve Duncan 6:57
  4. Below the Star Stretched Sky Eve Duncan 4:49
  5. The Titans Eve Duncan 4:59
  6. Welcome Eve Duncan 6:55
  7. Seahorses Eve Duncan 4:15
  8. Time and the Tides Eve Duncan 10:16
  1. Wave to the Depths II Eve Duncan 12:17
  2. The Submerging City Eve Duncan 4:23
  3. Europa Eve Duncan 4:28
  4. Dissolving Atoms: Freedom and Love Eve Duncan 3:06
  5. Wisdom, Will, Love Eve Duncan 4:01
  6. The Arc of the Day Eve Duncan 4:13
  7. Why People Love the Rose Eve Duncan 2:44
  8. Dynamis Eve Duncan

  9. I. Maestoso con Vaghezza 5:49
  10. II. Slancia Vivace 3:09
  11. III. Scherzando 3:29
  12. Iceland Eve Duncan 12:49


Where to buy

Butterfly Modernism 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
115 minutes 59 seconds
Release date
April 2013
© 2013 Eve Dncan
℗ 2013 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3362
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574336221