Commissioned with assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts -
'the audio object article Transtemporal Empires contains the following discrete and indiscrete object-elements :
entropied spherical implosions
dub and modified enviroments
hyperdimensional acoustic re-fractions
modal transparencies and reflections
a fulcrum of equidistant dodecaphony
the multiplication and extension of homophony into space
an undersea orchestra
rehabilitated meta-acousticians testing sand particles from the beach at eternity
interstellar emotional migrations
mixed media messages
the virtual hokum baroque ensemble
disembodied rhythmic dissension "
MUSIK FOR 10 PIANOS
Like arctic water coursing through a glacial monolith, or a balloon trip across an ancient countryside (without Richard Branson),
Musik for 10 Pianos is a work of polymath depth and beauty.
Fusing minimalism, modality and counterpoint, 'MUSIK....' draws on the influences of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, the
music of Palestrina and Victoria, musique-concrete and the avant-garde - to forge a new hybrid from the chrysalis of these soundworlds.
Myriad piano lines morph into melodic textures, shifting continental plates of harmonic rhythm into new temporal dimensions,
across an expanse of evolving sonic euphoria.
The novel instrumentation and arrangement features piano, strings, guitar, mandolin, dobro, harmonium, miscellaneous kitchen
percussion and other sequenced found sounds, drawn from field recordings - and used in the special enviromental remixes
included as part of the release.