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Excerpt of An Australian Incantation
(Good headphones recommended.)
An Australian Incantation - the complete work of 10+ minutes duration - was premiered at the Sfogato Festival in 2012.
It invites the listener to close the eyes, relax and drift into a wide, ancient Australia filled with the Spirits of the indigenous 'Dreaming'. It utilizes eclectic sound material: taken from recorded improvisations with Peter Simondson on Contrabass & Silvia Simons on Flute/Voice, from recorded bird, insect & nature sounds of Australia & other sounds.
Concert premiere in Melbourne on 13 April 2018
Michael Kieran Harvey - Piano
Melbourne Composers' League Pathways - Concert One
Indigo Realms is a homage to Felix Werder and uses the characters of his name to generate the pitch material. The letters of Felix Werder translate into the pitch classes: F, E, B, Ab, B, (= Felix) and Bb, E, F, Eb E, F (= Werder), heard in the opening 'flourish' of the piece.
Excerpt of the concert premiere in Melbourne on 24 Nov. 2012.
Performed by: Yi Wang (Violin I), Tim Veldman (Violin II), Gabrielle Halloran (Viola), Alister Barker (Cello I), Chien-Hsui Ong (Cello II)
Excerpt of Poème d'espace
Modified Hannover Concert Version
Please listen through good quality headphones or speakers in order to hear all frequencies
Poème d'espace - 1st prize ex aequo in the category Sound Art
The complete work created for Leibniz Harmonien 2016 is of 20:25 minutes duration. This modified, shortened version is as presented in the concert series Leibniz Under Ground at: : Staatsoper Hannover on 19 August 2016.
As its only sound source, the work utilizes the naturally occuring sounds in the earth's magnetosphere, ionosphere and atmosphere - click here.
Excerpt of the concert premiere in Melbourne on 26 Nov. 2016:
Bass & Alto Flutes: Peter Sheridan Didjeridu: Namatjira Morgan
The title alludes to The Dreaming of the indigenous Australian tribes, to a time, when the laws of living in harmony with animals & the land were established and handed down by the spirit ancestors. But it does not refer to a ‘golden age’ in the past, rather to a living, continuous dimension, still accessed by indigenous people today through ritual dance, mime, music & ceremonies, in which the didjeridu plays an important, ‘spiritual’ role. This work tries to evoke some of the above by leaving a lot of room ‘to breathe’, by a relatively sparse flow of changing musical events overall & by employing ‘extended techniques’ in such a way as to create an other- worldliness.
Vox Novus New York & 60x60
The concept of Terraustralis is 'a breath of the Ancient Spirits of this land', with the only sound source of the piece being voices: the voice of the composer and the voices of birds recorded in the Australian Bush.
Programmed at the Australasian Computer Music Conference, 60x60 concert no. 2, in Melbourne 2014.
Spheres 2 was programmed by Vox Novus New York - 60x60 Dance Louisiana Mix 2015
Hommage à Jean Tinguely
Perpetuum Mobile 2 Orchestral Percussion
Perpetuum Mobile 1 Piano Miniature
Kalon by Silvia Simons 2012
"My project "Extended" is a challenge to all composers to write music for unaccompanied flute with only extended techniques, no "normal" sounds at all."
Oiseaux de Lune
Created from a recorded live improvisation with Peter Simondson on Contrabass & Silvia Simons on Flute