The Flowers

This disc will reveal a new perspective on Australian music-making. All works on this recording are Australian compositions and all explore the aesthetics of contemporary art music.

The booklet of their first disc describes re-sound as a continuous project in sound.

Twelve years on, in 2010, the emphasis on the exploration of sound continues to provide the anchorage for re-sound's activities. Since its last release in 2007, Quiet on the Bridge, re-sound has moved from a workshop-based and group-centred approach to a focus on individual works and their interpretation. The four composers represented on this CD have worked with a range of performers to develop performance practices best suited to the individual pieces.

In some cases performers were provided with a finished score and asked to bring their own interpretation to the studio, in others the finished score was an outcome of performance workshops between composer and performers, and in one instance the work was assembled from sonic snapshots selected from recording sessions for this CD.

The result is a diverse collection of new compositions that rejects any suggestion of stylistic unity or aesthetic bias, and challenges listeners to negotiate juxtapositions of very different musical expressions. These stark contrasts add another level of meaning to the works on this CD and allow listeners to gain a new perspective on Australian music-making.

Artist

re-sound

re-sound has established itself as one of Australia's most progressive contemporary music ensembles. Its thought-provoking, challenging and dynamic performances explore the sounds of our time across a wide range of genres, styles, and performance contexts.


Track Listing

  1. The Sun In Bloom Kim Lajoie
  2. The Flowers Paul Moulatlet

  3. Part 1
  4. Part 2
  5. Part 3
  6. Echo and Narcissus Kim Lajoie

  7. Part 3
  8. Part 4
  9. Romance Thomas Reiner
  10. Slip Jane Hammond
  11. Transgressions and Dysphoria Thomas Reiner
  12. Gravity Jane Hammond
  13. Francis Morgan Jane Hammond
  14. désolé Paul Moulatlet
  15. Dawn Thomas Reiner
  16. Love is ... Thomas Reiner
  17. Grasshopper Thomas Reiner
  18. reflect Paul Moulatlet
  19. Song to the Siren
  20. Four Kim Lajoie

Performers

Composers

Kim Lajoie

Kim Lajoie is a music producer specialising in composition technique and digital audio technology. With over two decades of music behind him, Kim brings expert skill and mature taste to every project.

Thomas Reiner

Artistic Director of the ensemble re-sound, Thomas Reiner has received numerous awards for his compositions, including second prize in the International Witold Lutoslawski Composers' Competition for Two Movements for Orchestra, the Dorian Le Gallienne Award, and in 1995 the Albert H Maggs Composition Award.

Paul Moulatlet

Paul Moulatlet is a Melbourne-based Australian composer whose works have been performed in England, Italy, Norway, the USA and numerous Australian events, including the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Federation Music Week: Contemporary Music of Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Jane Hammond

Jane has composed original music for mainstream and community theatre, and the concert stage for ensembles and companies including Ensemble Liaison, Victoria State Opera, Opera Australia, and the Melbourne International Festival. Her works have been performed throughout Australia and internationally and have been described as being of “of ravishing beauty and rare artistic distinction".


Where to buy

The Flowers 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
Release date
June 2010
Copyright
© 2010 re-sound
Phonogram
℗ 2010 re-sound
Categories
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 436
Alternate catalogue number
MCD436
Barcode
EAN 9314574043624