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7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age


The 7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age : Step back into an era of unprecedented human innovation / Sally Greenaway, Syzygy Ensemble, Dan Richardson.

  • Published by Move Records — April, 2018 [MD 3427] — 1 CD (37 min.)
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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
The 7 great inventions of the modern industrial age (2016) — dramatic music
Recorded/performed at: Move Records, Melbourne VIC, on Nov 17.
Sally Greenaway, Paul Bissett and Catherine Prosser Syzygy Ensemble, Dan Richardson 36 mins, 49 sec.

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This masterful CD explores the astounding surge in human invention during the 20th century... and its consequences.

The recording presents the key musical movements from Greenaway's hour-long dramatic music work, The Seven Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age. The full production is an immersive and interactive story that involves 6 musicians supported by an actress (or actor), archival audio, sound fx, lighting and set design featuring over 100 artefacts from the 20th century.

During the composition process, Greenaway emphasised the development of atmosphere and narrative, which was drawn from the stories and experiences of the 90+ year olds she met with. She also spoke with archivists and scientists to bring further authenticity to the work.

Duration: 37 min.

Contents note:

1. Invention-Reinvention -- 2. Telecommunications -- 3a. Prelude to Convenience -- 3b. The Age of Convenience -- 4. The Mechanical Brain -- 5a. And So Begins Massed World Warfare -- 5b. Postlude: Hymn to Freedom -- 6. The Miracles of Modern Medicine -- 7. The Advent of Cinema -- 8. Finale: The 7 Great Inventions.

Liner booklet includes programme notes and biographical information about the composer and performers.

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