Duo Blockstix – Works for Percussion and Recorder
Duo Blockstix is a unique and vibrant Australian ensemble featuring recorder player Alicia Crossley and percussionist Joshua Hill.
For its debut recording the duo engaged a range of Australian composers to create virtuosic works that were influenced by the ensemble’s distinct instrumentation, resulting in an eclectic collection of pieces ranging from dramatic ritualistic compositions to poetry inspired wordscores.
Duo Blockstix are a unique and vibrant Australian ensemble featuring recorder player Alicia Crossley and percussionist Joshua Hill.
“For sure, this duo combination is an exceptional one in its composition and the confidence of its members. Crossley and Hill are to be applauded for their enterprise in working closely with pretty well all of the seven composers and getting music out of them. Four of these works come from this current year – Rojas, Day, Oliveiro, Barbeler – while the other three date from 2014. All works were premiered (Cutlan’s piece in this format) during a recital by Duo Blockstix on June 15 this year at the Wesley Music Centre, Canberra. If you are after about 52 minutes of generally soothing, breathy music that makes no demands but just nibbles at your consciousness, this CD fits the bill.”Read full review
— Clive O'Connell, O'Connell the Music
“Duo Blockstix | Australian works for percussion and recorder is a pleasing addition to recorded repertoire of local composers and is testament to the skills of the multi-talented and virtuosic performers Alicia Crossley and Joshua Hill - displaying not only wonderful technique and musicianship but the project shows them as great supporters of our culture.”
— Alan Holley, classikON
- …of magic and realism Daniel Rojas
- Duo-Generare Peter McNamara
- Five Easy Pieces Julian Day
- Resonant Voice Damian Barbeler
- Sesquialtera Ritual
- Rentak Silat Ritual
- Iteration Ritual
- Reflection Ritual
- The Cartoon Philosopher
- Five Year Arrival
- Self Portrait in HB
- Affirmations Paul Cutlan
Auto Dafe Suite Mark Oliveiro
Pencils Tim Hansen
Daniel Rojas (b. 1974) is a Chilean-born Australian pianist and composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American musical aesthetic.
Paul Cutlan's work as a multi-instrumentalist and composer is informed by many styles, including contemporary classical music, world music and jazz. His work as a composer is an increasingly significant extension of his main work as a performer and improviser.
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- May 2017
- © 2017 Due Blockstix
- ℗ 2017 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 561
- EAN 9314574056129