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Recent Releases
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TP248 - Music for Percussion and Electronics Louise Devenish
Louise Devenish is based in Western Australia and is an active performer, including with such ensembles as Decibel, Speak Percussion and The Sound Collectors. This recording was made as a result of a series of recitals (Music for One Percussionist 2012-14). The composers presented are all award-winning middle-generation Australians whose music is reaching audiences nation-wide.
TP246 - Immersion (various artists)
Six musicians journey into an exploration of darkness and light, immersing themselves into an unknown landscape; wholly open to acts of transformation upon their psyches, they sink into an abyss of dreams.
TP245 - Home by Eleven Mix't Trio
This debut album features all-Australian cross-genre works that bring together classical, Latin, African and jazz in a unique way, and performed by Paul Tanner (percussion), Adam Pinto (Piano) and Matt Styles (saxophones).
TP244 - rockpoolmirror Sandy Evans (soprano & tenor saxophone) and others
The essential ingredients for this CD: Sandy Evans loving the dawn photos taken in Shoalhaven Gorge by Belinda Webster in the early 2000's; A supporter in Tasmania offering to fund the project; Sandy writing some amazing music to be heard with the photos; an eclectic group of friends agree to play and record this music.
TP243 - Il Diavolo Accademia Arcadia
Jacqueline Ogeil from Accademia Arcadia said, "we named the CD in honour of Tartini's Sonata in G minor, nicknamed the "Devil's Trill" for its fiendishly difficult violin part and devilish reputation, superbly performed by our own Italian Devil, David Monti." She added; "It is said that Tartini himself dreamed that the devil appeared to him and asked to be his servant. Tartini handed the devil his violin to test his skill – the devil immediately began to play with such virtuosity that Tartini felt his breath taken away. Upon awakening Tartini immediately grasped his violin in to retain in part, at least, the impression of the musical dream.
TP242 - Yakiya Tripataka
Yakiya is the debut release by Melbourne band Tripataka. This album presents a blend of original compositions that capture the endless inspiration the band members derive from the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other styles of music from around the world. Trained in these intercultural forms of music as well as jazz and European classical music, the breadth of the band members' combined experience and instrumental resources far surpass that of a typical contemporary jazz trio.
TP241 - Amatorios Rebecca MacCallion (soprano), Bradley Kunda (guitar)
Soprano Rebecca MacCallion joins Guitar Trek's Bradley Kunda to celebrate the combined beauty of the voice and the guitar. The two made their ensemble debut in ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live series, and have since been invited to share their unique programs with audiences across Australia, Spain, Montenegro and Italy. Together, they are rejuvenating the repertoire for guitar and voice with significant new arrangements and compositions.
TP240 - The Prospect and Blower of Bliss Merlyn Quaife & Judith Dodsworth (sopranos)
The Prospect and Bower of Bliss presents two song settings by Australian composer Johanna Selleck of poetry by the English poet and dramatist Aphra Behn (1640-1689) and Melbourne-born poet Graeme Ellis (1944-). Although separated by time and geography, the different styles of Behn's and Ellis's poetry are nevertheless linked by the vividness with which they both portray matters closest to the heart and create a sense of immediacy, emotional depth, and connection with nature. These themes are integral to Selleck's personal compositional style and are reflected in her settings of the poems.
TP900 - TEN
Chopin Etudes Op 10
David Stanhope (piano)
Making a welcome return to the keyboard, David Stanhope tackles some of the most technically fiendish repertoire in the piano literature - the Godowsky Studies on Chopin's Etudes Op. 10. Written to demonstrate hitherto undiscovered technical possibilities in playing the piano, these works are astounding for their time and remain exciting to the modern listener. They will always be exciting for the performer. In particular, the left-hand Studies of Godowsky chart new territory, so the whole set of works was filmed throughout the recording sessions, and these are available now on DVD. Stanhope proves it is possible to play these works as written, without any technical cheating! He introduces each set of works engagingly and discusses the unique pianism of the music.


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