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Hinterlandt - Chase A Dream     Classical 03/11/2016
The Sydney-based ensemble explore indie-chamber compositions, drawing influence from Kronos Quartet, John Zorn's Masada works, and stripped back artists like Sufjan Stevens.
A quiet exploration of the day in the line of a normal human.

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Angus Joseph - Opus 1 No 1     Classical 02/11/2016
Composer until I get a real job.
I began this piece as a work for piano during HSC. I recorded the demo in London with a Polish girl who played violin at weddings. In Sydney, I ran into my old teacher who played violin for orchestras in Australia/China, and recorded the piece in a studio in Leichhardt.

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Other tracks by Angus Joseph:  Opus 1 No 2  -  Opus 1 No 3
Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O'Keefe - Kauai Oo and Yosemite     World, Atmospheric, Experimental, Soundtrack (Film Related) 28/10/2016
Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O'Keefe perform and record "Dangerous Song" where the human and the animal combine, playing sounds of endangered species and voice.
Linsey plays animal calls using a midi wind controller where breath, lip pressure and fingering control real animal call samples. This track features the sound of the extinct Hawaiian bird the Kauai Oo, the endangered Yosemite Toad and the Mexican Wolf, along with Lizzie's vocals and whistling.

Other tracks by Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O'Keefe:  Nawar and Athar  -  Deep Ocean Sabah
Australian World Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle - Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version) - I. Allegro moderato     Classical 23/09/2016
The Australian World Orchestra moves from strength to strength with its latest release: Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and recorded live at the Sydney Opera House.
Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 is the perfect choice of repertoire for such a brilliant ensemble: intimate yet profound in its emotional journey, and radiantly beautiful. The performances under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle left audiences and critics hailing the event as ‘a sublime rendition of the infinite in sound’.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - IV. Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio     Classical 23/09/2016
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist. Brahms composed for piano, organ, chamber ensembles, symphony orchestra, and for voice and chorus.
Brahms' Highly-Praised Symphonies, Conducted By West Australian Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Asher Fisch

When Brahms' First Symphony received its premiere, it was immediately described as 'Beethoven's Tenth' – the highest praise possible, acclaiming Brahms as the successor to the greatest symphonist of all.

Other tracks by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Asher Fisch:  Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - III. Poco allegretto  -  Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - III. Allegro giocoso
Emma Matthews - Gounod Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre (Juliette)     Classical 06/09/2016
Emma Matthews is an Australian lyric coloratura soprano, noted for operatic roles, also popular on the concert stage. Matthews has been renowned as the finest Australian soprano of her generation.
Agony and Ecstasy opens with a joyful expression of young love by Juliet in Gounod’s Shakespeare-inspired opera: ‘I want to live in this heady dream forever!’

Other tracks by Emma Matthews:  Verdi La traviata: Addio del passato (Violetta)  -  Bellini I puritani: Quì la voce sua soave ... Vien, diletto (Elvira)
Sean Foran - Une Fille     Jazz, Classical, Instrumental 02/09/2016
Acclaimed Brisbane pianist/composer Sean Foran moves into deeper lyrical territory with a new group featuring piano, saxophone, guitar, cello and drums evoking sounds of European art music, minimalism, contemporary jazz.
Uptempo, lively and rhythmically intense... this track pushes along with a strong energy throughout. Drums, Guitar, Saxophone and piano all feature, with this highly dynamic and captivating track. Similar to: Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, E.S.T, Tigran.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - JAZZ

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The Australian Voices - Misra Chappu     Classical, Acappella 10/08/2016
Founded in 1993, The Australian Voices is dedicated to championing new Australian vocal music.
Reverie is a deeply engrossing journey through a kaleidoscope of contemporary culture, politics and sensibility; it’s also a celebration of the humour, nuance and sheer beauty of the human voice.

Other tracks by The Australian Voices:  Elegy – In Memoriam Rupert Brooke  -  Words That Turn into Other Words
Cathy Milliken - Earth Plays I-Pingvellir     Classical, Live Performance, Experimental 09/08/2016
The composer-perfomer, and internatioanl award winner, Cathy Milliken is known both for her clear and beautiful contemporary instrumental and vocal compositions as well as the creation of social-art participatory events
Earth Plays I is part of a four part homage to places in the world where the laws, the drama of humankind have played out. These words have left imaginary acoustic prints in the surrounding stone and earth of these places. Here Pingvellir, the place of law in Iceland.

Steve Crump - Broken Walls     Pop, Instrumental, Blues 30/07/2016
Steve Crump's piano music has a lyrical quality, it is "stunningly beautiful music without being contrived or over-constructed", "mesmerising", with "attractive melodic and harmonic ideas" and "catchy melodies".
"Broken Walls" is a piano-led track that expresses both the joy finding love and the ache of losing love. It has been compared to the mood on Neil Young's "Harvest" album, partly because of the wonderful melodica part played by Heath Cullen, that echoes the harmonica breaks on that album.

Other tracks by Steve Crump:  Marrkap  -  April Days
Paul Grabowsky, Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, David Yipininy Wilfred, Monash Art Ensemble - First Dawn     Jazz, Indigenous, Soundscapes 17/06/2016
David Yipininy Wilfred, the traditional djunggayi (manager) of the manikay of the country of Nyilipidgi, and his brother Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, with the Monash Art Ensemble and Paul Grabowsky.
Nyilipidgi presents an almost transcendental integration of jazz and Wagilak manikay - which both have a shared foundation in the musical and aesthetic principles of freedom and expression; the rhythmic groove of their respective instrumentation's further add a sense of shared time.

Other tracks by Paul Grabowsky, Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, David Yipininy Wilfred, Monash Art Ensemble:  Cycles  -  The First Dance
Tamara Anna Cislowska, Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying     Classical 27/05/2016
Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed pianists.
Performed by ARIA-Award winner Tamara-Anna Cislowska and the composer herself, Butterflying is the first major survey of the piano music of Elena Kats-Chernin.

Other tracks by Tamara Anna Cislowska, Elena Kats-Chernin:  Russian Rag  -  Eliza’s Aria
Vaudrey - Take Me Back     Electronic, Experimental, Classical 09/05/2016
Cellist and songwriter Vaudrey delivers a form of alternative chamber pop that is exciting audiences with a new and innovative sound
Vaudrey’s debut single ‘Take Me Back” puts a six figure, once British Royal Family owned 225 year old cello through a series of guitar effect pedals. Combining orchestral type ambience with biting electronic beats, the beautifully distorted sound of the cello and Vaudrey’s soothing voice creates a stunning soundscape.

Other tracks by Vaudrey:  Lovin'
Zephyr Quartet - Adana     World, Instrumental, Classical, Folk 07/05/2016
Zephyr Quartet is a string quartet performing original, diverse music. This release is a collection of folk music from Macedonia, Israel, Mexico and Finland arranged by members of the group.
Adana is a traditional Macedonian folk tune arranged by Zephyr's cellist Hilary Kleinig. It is stirring, beautiful, tender and forceful, taking the listener on a short but epic journey.

Other tracks by Zephyr Quartet:  Noumi, Noumi Yaldati  -  Klockar Aleksanteri
Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Gelibolu     Classical 06/05/2016
Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high quality, breath-taking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages.
The Gallipoli Symphony is a major composition produced by internationally respected composers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. It represents the first time ever that composers from three nations that fought in the campaign have collaborated on a single commemorative work of this scale.

Other tracks by Queensland Symphony Orchestra:  Thoughts of Home  -  Future
Jackie Ward - Naked Heart     Pop, Soul, Christian, Folk 29/04/2016
Singer-songwriter Jackie Ward has the voice described as "honey sliding down crystal", a refreshing authenticity, and the heart and soul to cut a deep impression with an original pop sound.
The essence of "Naked Heart" is showing your true self and finding strength. A contemplative piano-based song, it progresses into an uplifting chorus featuring the signature rising-chord motif with soaring vocals, strings, and band. Intensity increases throughout, showing off Ward's incredible vocal range and clarity, and enhancing themes of hope.

Fiona Joy - Calling Earth     World, Ambience 28/04/2016
A decade after the ethereal tunes from Fiona’s breakthrough albums ‘Portrait of a Waterfall’ and ‘Angel Above My Piano’, the NSW based musician and storyteller set to release ‘Signature Synchronicity’.
With its’ calm, soothing vocals and easy crescendos, Calling Earth, gives the sense of outer space, an out of body experience. Listening to Fiona’s ethereal voice contrasted against the strong piano will show you both the freeing and heart racing feelings of floating in space.

Other tracks by Fiona Joy:  Ceremony  -  Grace
Genevieve Lacey - Amarilli (Jacob van Eyck)     Classical 22/04/2016
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director.
Recorder virtuosa Genevieve Lacey explores gardens, real and imagined, old and new – from the original ‘Pleasure Garden’, a series of exquisite musical vignettes by the Dutch nobleman Jacob van Eyck, to contemporary compositions contemplating our relationship with the botanical world.

Other tracks by Genevieve Lacey:  Bee Halo (Jan Bang and Genevieve Lacey  -  Daphne (Jacob van Eyck, Jan Bang and Genevieve Lacey)
Kate Miller-Heidke / Opera Australia - Flinch’s Dream     Pop 20/04/2016
John Marsden and Shaun Tan's haunting picture book captivated a generation of children and adults, with its bold pictures and deeply moving story of progress, displacement and culture clash.
The Rabbits is an evocative and deeply moving story. Adapted from the haunting picture book by John Marsden and Shaun Tan, it tells of colonisation, displacement and, ultimately, of hope.

Other tracks by Kate Miller-Heidke / Opera Australia:  Kite Song  -  Where?
Nicole Car - Gounod Ah, je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song)     Classical 20/04/2016
Nicole is one of the brightest stars on the international opera scene.
Gounod’s Marguerite trembles with excitement as she sees herself in new-found jewels.

Other tracks by Nicole Car:  Puskai pogibnu ya (Tatyana’s Letter Scene)  -  Vendulka’s Lullaby: Hajej, můj andílku (Hush-a-bye, my angel)