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.
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.
- The Sun In Bloom Kim Lajoie
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Romance Thomas Reiner
- Slip Jane Hammond
- Transgressions and Dysphoria Thomas Reiner
- Gravity Jane Hammond
- Francis Morgan Jane Hammond
- désolé Paul Moulatlet
- Dawn Thomas Reiner
- Love is ... Thomas Reiner
- Grasshopper Thomas Reiner
- reflect Paul Moulatlet
- Song to the Siren
- Four Kim Lajoie
The Flowers Paul Moulatlet
Echo and Narcissus Kim Lajoie
- Kim Lajoie · tracks 1, 5, 6 and 18
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.
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 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 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".