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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.


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 ...”

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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


Where to buy

Stargazer is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Spotify and Apple Music.

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

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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
Martin Wright
Ros Bandt
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1989 Ros Bandt
℗ 1989 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3075
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574307528