atmospheres - Halcyon & austraLYSIS

Date: 15 December 2010
Venue: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presented in collaboration with austraLYSIS and the New Music Network

Renowned for its stunning performances of contemporary vocal chamber music, Halcyon enters the world of electronic music with atmospheres, a sound adventure spanning almost three decades of musical experimentation. In this special collaboration, electro-acoustic experts Roger Dean and Greg White of austraLYSIS transform the pure voices of Halcyon, enhancing the human voice beyond its natural capabilities into intriguing new sound territories.

David Adamcyk - Avant la larme... (2006) ^
Trevor Wishart - Vox 2 (1982-84)
Kasia Glowicka - Luminescence (2009) ^
Kaija Saariaho - Nuits, Adieux (1991/1996)
Roger Dean - Toy Language 2 (2010) *
* World Premiere  ^ Australian Premiere

Alison Morgan soprano   Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano  Jo Burton  mezzo soprano Andrei Laptev tenor  Clive Birch*  bass  James Nightingale  saxophone  Zubin Kanga  piano

Roger Dean and Greg White

Recorded by ABC Classic FM for future broadcast