sunburnt aftertones

The chamber music of Katy Abbott. Her chamber works span her career to date and are perhaps the best example of her capacity to immediately engage the audience in an evocative sound world.

Each one has a strong sense of place or person, crafted with assertive clarity. Human qualities of beauty, melancholy and satire radiate from pieces like Multisonics and No Ordinary Traveller while her landscapes shimmer with heat waves (Sunburnt Aftertones) or resound with calls to prayer (Egyptian Wish). This is poetic, assertive music that is jubilantly of its time. Rosalind Appleby, music critic and author, 2010.

Artist

Katy Abbott

Katy Abbott’s music is refreshingly genuine. She is part of a new wave of composers who emerged after the style wars that dominated Australian music in the nineties and her music has no hint of either forced intellectualism or fluffy popularism.


Press quote

“This is evocative and jubilant music of its time”

— Rosalind Appleby, music critic and author

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Egyptian Wish Katy Abbott 7:22
  2. Sunburnt Aftertones Katy Abbott 5:25
  3. Making Angels Katy Abbott 7:18
  4. No Ordinary Traveller Katy Abbott

  5. No Ordinary Traveller 7:12
  6. Ship Life 3:25
  7. One Dark Sky 7:36
  8. An End That Marks a Start 5:04
  9. The Empty Quarter Katy Abbott 15:37
  10. MultiSonics Katy Abbott 8:45

Performers

Where to buy

sunburnt aftertones 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
67 minutes 44 seconds
Categories
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 441
Alternate catalogue number
MCD441
Barcode
EAN 9314574044126