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soundcapsule


 Da Contents H2

September 18 2012
soundcapsule #5
sept 18: ensemble offspring, thembi soddell, lawrence english, eugene carchesio

July 17 2012
soundcapsule #4
july 17: ida duelund hansen - chamber made opera; kraig grady - clocks & clouds; david burraston - the wired lab

May 8 2012
soundcapsule #3
may 8: jon rose, thomas william vs scissor lock, shoeb ahmad

March 6 2012
soundcapsule #2
march 6: hope & vickery, ughetti, gorfinkel

December 18 2009
soundcapsule #1
december 2009

 

 

Soundcapsule is a bi-monthly online feature offering free downloads of music by artists we've recently covered in RealTime.

All tracks are copyright the artists.

jon rose, tromba mariner

 Jon Rose playing the Tromba Mariner, 1979 Jon Rose playing the Tromba Mariner, 1979

Jon Rose is a UK-born composer who has lived in Austraila since 1976. He is a consummate violinist and versatile improviser, has made a multitude of instruments and has also created many radio works. Most recently he has been exploring interactive music making experiences in works such as Pursuit, using musical bicycles (see RT90; RT96), an interactive netball game, Team Music! (RT96); and the multi-user festival hit The Ball project (RT102).

In March he received The Australia Council’s Don Banks Award which honours an artist of high distinction over 50 years of age who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australia music.

The following track is a recording of an instrument that Rose constructed in the 70s called a Tromba Mariner. It was based on a medieval triangular bowed string instrument which Rose says "was attached to my boat which I had at the time, [and] used water to change the focal length of the resonating chamber'" (invterview in RT108).

TRACK Tromba Mariner, The Hawkesbury River, NSW (2.3M)
right click/option-alt click to download
circa 1982 from the Fringe Benefit album
© Jon Rose, 1982

selected related articles

artv video interview: composer profile, jon rose
jim denley talks with jon rose, don banks music award winner 2012
RealTime issue #108 April-May 2012 pg. web

jon rose: australia made extraordinary
jim denley talks with jon rose, don banks music award winner 2012
RealTime issue #108 April-May 2012 pg. 34-35

the sound of bicycles singing
shannon o'neill: jon rose & robin fox, pursuit
RealTime issue #90 April-May 2009 pg. 48

listening to history
jon rose’s 2007 peggy glanville-hicks address
RealTime issue #83 Feb-March 2008 pg. 46

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thomas william vs scissor lock, dreams of dreams (excerpt)

Thomas William vs Scissor Lock Thomas William vs Scissor Lock
photo Lucien Alperstein

Thomas William, previously known as Cleptoclectics (real name Tom Smith) is a Sydney-based musician and producer working primarily with sample-based music. Scissor Lock (real name Marcus Whale), also Sydney-based, creates gritty swathes of sound using voice, feedback, no input mixing and laptop processing. They first teamed up for a New Weird Australia benefit gig and have continued to collaborate, producing their debut CD Jewelz for the NWA Editions series (reviewed in earbash.)

The following track is an excerpt from a piece created for the experimental radio show Ears have Ears presented by Brooke Olsen, on FBi Radio 94.5fm.

TRACK Dreams of Dreams (excerpt), Thomas William vs Scissor Lock, 2012 (12.6M)
right click/option-alt click to download
created for Ears have Eards, FBi radio
© the artists

related articles

new weird earbash
australia editions: thomas williams vs scissor lock, spartak

jewelz & nippon

part 1: sydney scenes & sounds
gail priest: silent hour, ladyz in noyz, high reflections
RealTime issue #103 June-July 2011 pg. 40

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shoeb ahmad, kitten's eyes

Shoeb Ahmad, Watch/Illuminate, Mystery Plays Records Shoeb Ahmad, Watch/Illuminate, Mystery Plays Records

Shoeb Ahmad is a Canberra-based musician working with guitar, voice, field recordings, keyboard and laptop to explore drone, ambient, improv and pop. He is one half (with Evan Dorrian) of the duo Spartak whose recent New Weird Australia Edition, Nippon, was reviewed in earbash. He is also the founder of the DIY label hellosQuare, which has released 49 CDs and CD-Rs since its inception in 2004. See in the loop to read about the label's upcoming residency at Canberra Contemporary Artspace.

The following track, Kitten's Eyes, offers a special preview of Ahmad's upcoming solo album Watch/Illuminate, to be released June 2012.

TRACK Kitten Eyes, Shoeb Ahmad, 2012 (6.5M)
right click/option-alt click to download
© the artist and courtesy Mystery Plays Records, MPR005
www.mysteryplaysrecords.com

related articles

new weird earbash
australia editions: thomas williams vs scissor lock, spartak

jewelz & nippon

pure pursuits
gail priest: soundout 2011, canberra
RealTime issue #102 April-May 2011 pg. 39

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