Hard Chamber

A retrospective collection of chamber works by leading Melbourne contemporary composer, Thomas Reiner. Features soloists from Monash University and ensemble re-sound.

"As the title suggests, the music on this CD is not for easy listening ... if there were such a thing as a perfect listening strategy for my compositions, then it would have to be one that avoids traditional expectations of what constitutes music and instead encourages the sort of mindful and unconditioned listening that allows for the enjoyment of sounds and sound structures in their own right."
(Thomas Reiner on Hard Chamber)

Highett Pointillism (track 1 on this CD) was chosen to be part of the Australian sections' submission to the 2005 ISCM World Music Days.


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.

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Highett Pointillism, version 2 Thomas Reiner 4:59
  2. Fleeting Thomas Reiner 6:41
  3. duet / trio for drums, bass and CD Thomas Reiner 4:44
  4. Oblique Thomas Reiner 6:53
  5. Flexions Thomas Reiner 6:12
  6. Fragment Thomas Reiner 2:06
  7. Septet Thomas Reiner 8:36
  8. fan-fair Thomas Reiner 11:09
  9. Contemplation Thomas Reiner 4:36


Where to buy

Hard Chamber can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title can be ordered through fine music retailers across Australia including Readings and Fish Fine Music.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
55 minutes 56 seconds
Thanks to
Arts Faculty of Monash University
Monash University Publications Grants Committee
Release date
August 2003
© 2003 Thomas Reiner
℗ 2003 Move Records
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3280
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574328028