The Slow Release Staff has some exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks. The music technology students have their recitals coming up on the 15th and 16th of November.
The recitals will be a mixture of max/msp processing, live instrumentation, electro-acoustic sounds, soundscapes, as well as a hip-hop symphony. The staff will also be releasing an album based on these styles to sell on the recital nights, called Collateral Parallels.
Collateral Parallels is a graduate compilation CD of artists Mark Bradstreet, Ellie Cumming, Mikaela Davies, Jarryd Bird and Jake Steele. Mark Bradstreet’s work Raw, is an electronic tribal orientated piece, based on a contemporary dance collaboration. Run was composed with electro-acoustic sounds, including electric guitar and live drum samples, generating an immersive electronic soundscape. Ellie Cumming’s works consist of a mixture of cultures, exploited using a saxophone quartet. Mikaela Davies’ pieces “In The Darkness We Shall Fall” and “Chordal Sinewaves” utilise the emotions that we go through in life circumstances. They are a blend of using Max/MSP processing and using live instrumentation to harp on emotions such as; hope, despair, sadness, depression and manic states. Jarryd Theodore Bird has created two pieces based around the manipulation of guitar tracks through time. The works are intended to create a melancholic and gloomy affect. Jake Steele has composed a ‘hip hop symphony’ utilising live instruments that merge the classical style with modern grooves of hip hop. These tracks are remixes of elements from the symphony.
If you like the sound of this, we invite you to join us at WAAPA in the Music Auditorium, starting at 5pm on Monday the 15th, and Tuesday the 16th. Hope to see you there.