|Clarinet, Cello, Piano, c.9'00
Based on two fragments of music: a triplet be-bop rhythm and a sad falling Maori waiata fragment.
B-Bop - sheet music
The creative aesthetic behind this project is to have a strong intercultural focus featuring Asia-Pacific traditions of Korean samul nori drumming techniques, Filipino kulintang percussion, Japanese shakuhachi 'moment' aesthetic and East Asian string techniques (Korea, Japan, China) interacting with contemporary music. The trajectory from modern violin through to Chinese erhu and Korean kayageum techniques interacting within contemporary composition and cutting edge digital technology forms a thread behind this collection. The sound of Asia-Pacific gongs (Korea, China, Philippines) intersecting with modern percussion as an enlargement of the contemporary music tradition in performance and composition is another angle. Finally the use of the techniques of reed membrane and coloured breath from Western clarinet to Japanese shakuhachi exploring the 'single-note' aesthetic of East Asia within contemporary composition and improvisation also forms a focus. Wirr 028
1 Tristan Exploded (Ian Stevenson)
Haiku 1 (John Encarnacao)
2 Between the sky and ...
3 ... the not sky we fly towards ...
4 ... the heart of winter
5 Not Broken Bruised-Reed (Bruce Crossman)
6 Genji (the Shining Prince) and the Koto Player (Diana Blom)
7 Patina (Michael Atherton)
|Piano and percussion, c.17'0|
Written for the Music of the Spirit concert at the Aurora Festival, Sydney on 19 April 2008.
Percussionist: (kulintang, crotales, vibraphone, bass drum, Korean Temple gong, suspended cymbal, Peking Opera gong, 2 roto-toms [low, middle], ching [suspended], 3 bongos [low, middle, high], K?kwaenggwari)
Recorded by Bernadette Balkus (piano) and Claire Edwardes (perc) on the CD, Double Resonances, Wirr.017 available online
Also recorded on the CD, Music of the Spirit, Wirr.011 available online
Double Resonances - sheet music
Double Resonances - audio sample
With associated CD - Music of the Spirit
With associated CD - Double Resonances
Score and parts
It is exploration of timbres inside and outside the note.This takes place via vibrato, gurgles, microtonal builds and acciaccatura pants. These colour moments are contained within a triptych structure. It moves from gentle and explosive breath sounds through to a climactic middle section emphasizing acciaccatura pants and high tessitura sounds. Composed 2006
In Gentleness and Suddenness - sheet music
In Gentleness and Suddenness - audio sample
| A compilation created for the Intercultural Concert, 2006 Aurora Festival. Composers include Clare Maclean, Bruce Crossman, Ross Edwards, Stuart Greenbaum, Kim Cunio, Ji-Yun Lee, Michael Atherton and Anne Boyd. Performed by Sydney Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Stanhope, Ian Munro, Diana Blom (piano), Michael Atherton (percussion), Lotte Latukefu, Heather Lee, Merlinda Bobis (vocal).
Print music for most of the works are available online.
1 Kyrie (Cklare Maclean)
2 Daragang Magayon Cantata (Bruce Crossman)
3 Kumari (Ross Edwards)
4 First Light (Stuart Greenbaum)
5 Sh'mah Yisrael, Chant 5 - The Temple Project (Kim Cunio)
6 Jo-Wha (Oneness) (Ji-Yun Lee)
7 Jiriyai! (Michael Atherton)
8 As I crossed a Bridge of Dreams (Anne Boyd)
|Piano solo, c.3'0|
Majesty explores rich interval-colour sonorities juxtaposed with melodic fragments based on an
equal temperament approximation of the kyemyonjo scale from Korean folk music.
Majesty - sheet music
| Double CD featuring works by Michael Atherton, Anne Boyd, Diana Blom, Bruce Crossman, Houston Dunleavy, Ross Edwards, Ji-yun Lee, Garth Paine, Chinary Ung, SynC, austraLYSIS.
1 Etymalong (Ross Edwards)
2 Chun-Hyang Ka: Korean Love Song (Ji-Yun Lee)
Seven Mirrors (3-9) (Chinary Ung)
Mvt 1, Mvt 2, Mvt 3, Mvt 4,
Mvt 5, Mvt 6, Mvt 7
10 Oku ou Talanoa mo Hoki Loto (Michael Atherton)
11 Double Resonances (Bruce Crossman)
1 Sonic Alchemies (SynC)
2 Fue Sho (Garth Paine)
3 Earth and Space - IV (Houston Dunleavy)
4 Spiral XI: Mother and Child (Chinary Ung)
5 Angklung (Anne Boyd)
6 The Whale's Song (Diana Blom)
7 Ubasuteyama (austraL YSIS)