Stargazer

Ros Bandt explores the resonance of a large hollow concrete cylinder five stories underground in the Collins Place car park, Melbourne. Stargazer is an anthology of improvisations and compositions using recorders, psaltery, bells, cymbals, kalimba, pvc pipe and music boxes.

Artist

Ros Bandt

Ros Bandt is a composer performer and sound artist who is passionate about combining ancient and modern sonic practices. Her sound research has included building a medieval Pythagorean recorder and she directs the Australian sound design project on line at the Australian centre, The University of Melbourne.


Press quotes

“A nice ear for unusual sounds ... particularly evocative were the blend of cavernous recorded effects with psaltery in 'Genesis' ... real luxuriousness of sound.”

— John Rockwell, The New York Times

“Don't be put off by the title. Ros Bandt has put together a remarkable series of sound experiments exploring the natural resonating capacities of an unlikely sound-space ... Bandt has a sensitive ear ...”

Sounds Australian

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Stargazer Ros Bandt 7:30
  2. After Meditation Ros Bandt 4:40
  3. Pipe Dance Ros Bandt 2:50
  4. Genesis Ros Bandt 9:25
  5. Spring Flutes Ros Bandt 2:40
  6. Invading The Landscape Ros Bandt 4:48
  7. Mee-ow Ros Bandt 4:30
  8. Subterra Ros Bandt 13:20
  9. Mary At The Dairy Ros Bandt 2:40
  10. Starzones Ros Bandt 13:38

Performers

Where to buy

Stargazer 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

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
66 minutes 1 seconds
Engineer
Martin Wright
Ros Bandt
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
1989
Copyright
© 1989 Ros Bandt
Phonogram
℗ 1989 Move Records
Category
Australian
Catalogue number
MD 3075
Alternate catalogue number
MD3075
Barcode
EAN 9314574307528