Digital Audio Album
CROSSED & RECROSSED / by Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra.
Featured Australian works
||Diomira (2016) for chamber jazz orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, on 9 May 16.
|Peter Knight||Australian Art Orchestra||15 mins, 27 sec.|
||The Plains for large jazz ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Ginger Studios, Melbourne , on 10 May 19.
|Peter Knight||Australian Art Orchestra||22 mins, 34 sec.|
Crossed & Recrossed presents two works composed by Peter
Knight & inspired by mappings of imagined places by iconic
Australian novelist, Gerald Murnane & Italian master, Italo
Simultaneously celebrating & deconstructing the tropes of minimalism, Crossed & Recrossed creates a series of musical mirages that form on an endless sonic horizon, reflecting & reimagining the wide open spaces described in Murnane's iconic novel, The Plains & the labyrinthine streets of Calvino's Invisible Cities.
"Peter Knight's work sets up a post-minimal logic that refracts & disintegrates as we listen. The instrumentation of the chamber jazz orchestra is expanded with the unexpected additions of turntables, a reel-to-reel tape machine & live laptop signal processing. The sounds of acoustic instruments & voices are interwoven with field recordings cut onto vinyl & are filtered & augmented as Knight plays with our perceptions of what we hear & what we imagine we have heard. Time folds into itself in a very Calvino-esque manner, leaving us with the trace residue of moments half remembered."
Score: Diomira / Peter Knight.
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