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.

Here the violin is heard naked; with piano, percussion, traditional Chinese instruments and didjeridu; as well as in clusters in quartet and orchestra.

The warmth, humour and generosity of these violinists has been a strong influence on the created works, many of which have been composed especially for them. Their individuality has inspired complex imaginative paths and technical solutions in varying textures, forms, rhythms and pitch choices.

Each work is an artistic exploration of the worlds that are not accessible directly through the senses. These spiritual landscapes were journeys for the Australian composer, often lasting several months, and will hopefully ignite an inward journey for the listener, or an illuminating and full moment of experience.

Artist

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.


Press quotes

“Eve Duncan is a composer with a consistently lyrical impulse and a pronounced harmonic cogency ... there isn't a note on the CD that is unattractive”

— Andrew Ford, ABC 24 Hours

“The enchanting music of Eve Duncan makes 'Recorded Messages: Violin' ... a captivating collection.”

— Chris Copas, The Star

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Cherubim Eve Duncan
  2. Dynamis Eve Duncan

  3. I maestoso con vaghezza
  4. II slancio, vivace
  5. III scherzando
  6. Thrones Eve Duncan
  7. Spiritus Solaris Eve Duncan
  8. Remembering Mirrabooka Eve Duncan
  9. Seraphim Eve Duncan
  10. Remembering Mirrabooka Eve Duncan

Performers

Where to buy

Recorded Messages: Violin 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

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

(tracks 2—4)

List price
$25.00 AUD
Mastering
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Move Records Studio (tracks 2—4)
Thanks to
Australian National Academy of Music (track 7)
City of Port Phillip (tracks 7 and 9)
Ileen MacPherson Trust (track 5)
Japan Federation of Composers (track 6)
Release date
2000
Copyright
© 2000 Eve Duncan
Phonogram
℗ 2000 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical, Cross-cultural, Orchestral
Catalogue number
MD 3234
Alternate catalogue number
MD3234
Barcode
EAN 9314574323429