Pacific Sound

Pacific Sound features the exotic sounds of original instruments designed and created by Colin Offord.

Objects and sounds of our everyday world create musical landscapes: vast blue oceans, whales, birds, animals, wind and rain sound alongside Offord's original instruments made from metal, bamboo pipes, timber blocks, bells, thunder dish, conch shells and windpipes. Includes 'Three Sisters', 'Earthharp', 'West Wind Drift' and 'Heartland'.


Colin Offord

Colin Offord is a musician, composer, visual artist, inventor of sound sculptures, teacher and the artistic director of the Great Bowing Company.

Press quotes

“... lyrical, avant garde ... a cultural clash which is different, daring and never uninteresting.”

Rolling Stone

“the disc contains many lovely passages and is carving out new territory in being one of the few discs documenting the sounds of sculpture in Australia.”

— Ros Bandt, Sounds Australian

“Colin Offord ... is a musician and artist of genius ... he creates music which is so breathtakingly unusual and yet so accessible ...”

— Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Three Sisters Colin Offord 5:48
  2. Earthharp: Music From a Hole in the Ground Colin Offord

  3. Venus and the sickle moon 2:56
  4. Aeolian vocalion 4:30
  5. Messages down the line 2:50
  6. Double earth beating 4:16
  7. Sweet tin 3:32
  8. West Wind Drift Colin Offord 2:41
  9. Heartland Colin Offord 4:55
  10. Last of the Night Colin Offord 2:43
  11. Pacifica Suite Colin Offord

  12. Big blue 8:09
  13. 1000 tongues 9:09
  14. Island to island 6:18
  15. Riding on the Rim Colin Offord

  16. Part A 5:01
  17. Part B 2:22
  18. Part C 3:54


Where to buy

Pacific Sound is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Pacific Sound is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

(tracks 7—9 and 13—15)

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
69 minutes 4 seconds
Lenny Paul (tracks 1—6 and 10—12)
Martin Wright (tracks 7—9 and 13—15)
Move Records Studio (tracks 7—9 and 13—15)
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1990 Move Records
℗ 1990 Move Records
Australian, Classical, Cross-cultural
Catalogue number
MD 3105
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574310528