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Hope: Ephemeral Rivers - Chamber Works / Tomlinson, Cauvin, Decibel

Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Hathut Records   Catalog #: 200  
Composer:  Cat Hope
Performer:  Judith HammanLizzy WelshZachary JohnstonPhoebe Grey,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Decibel
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like all portraits this album can be read in different ways: it represents a moment in time, not just the artist's time but our collective time; it is intimate, but in its intimacy it shows us something of the society in which this music was made. The moment in time covers the years between 2011 and 2015, the period in which Cat Hope made the five works gathered here. Each of them inhabits what the composer herself describes as a ''nexus of electronic and acoustic instruments, animated notations, drone and noise'' and although all o fthem might be described as chamber music, none of them is a chamber work in the classical sense of music for an exclusively acoustic instrumental ensemble. Instead, in each case the sonic resources of acoustic Read more instruments are located within a musical frame that includes other elements: sometimes, as in Cruel and Usual, the live electronics extend the sounds of the instruments; sometiems the sounds created by the musicians are augmented by, or juxtaposed with other sound sources, such as the AM radio static and Miss Fortune X. Read less

Works on This Recording

Miss Fortune X by Cat Hope
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Decibel
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Australia 
Cruel and Unusual by Cat Hope
Performer:  Judith Hamman (Cello), Lizzy Welsh (Violin), Zachary Johnston (Violin),
Phoebe Grey (Viola), Samuel Dunscombe (Electronics)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; Australia 
Broken Approach by Cat Hope
Performer:  Vanessa Tomlinson (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; Australia 
Dynamic Architecture I by Cat Hope
Performer:  Mark Cauvin (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; Australia 
Sogno 102 by Cat Hope
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Decibel
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; Australia 

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