Clairaudient (CD)

Move Records
$24.99
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SKU:
MD3416
Artist:
Claire Edwardes

This is percussionist Claire Edwardes' fifth CD. Clairaudience is clear hearing, or the ability to perceive sound from outside sources, often in the spirit world. Psychics who are clairaudient hear voices, sounds or music that are not audible to the normal ear.

All the tracks, except two, feature an external electronic sound source created by the composer to accompany the solo percussion part. In the case of the Steve Reich arrangement the accompanying tracks are essentially a layering of many parts to create a rich web of sound. The majority of these works were written for Claire and recorded in close collaboration with the composers.

Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’ performing with ‘spellbinding intensity’ and ‘graceful virtuosity’.

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Reviews:

LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

4.5 Stars

"Dazzling tenth album from a great Australian percussionist. This thoughtfully conceived collection is expertly performed and brilliantly realised with a subtlety that will repay repeated listenings." - Lisa MacKinney

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

4 Stars

"...an immersive hour which demands (and rewards) active listening ... takes you from Vincent Ho's delicate 'Nostalgia' through to Steve Reich's dizzying 'Vermont Counterpoint', via the music poetry of Melody Eotvos, the dry, pace 'Work' from Marcus Whale/Tom Smith and Damien Ricketson's intro-extra-spective 'Time Alone'. It's quite a trip." - Harriet Cunningham

LOUD MOUTH MUSIC TRUST E-ZINE

"Clariaudient is a fascinating collection of recent works for solo percussion and fixed-media electronic music, superbly interpreted by Claire Edwards." - Michael Hannan

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Tracklisting:

Vincent Ho: Nostalgia

Melody Eötvös: Counterpoint - How does a Miller

Melody Eötvös: Leafcutter (with Jason Noble, clarinet)

Melody Eötvös: Counterpoint - And I was Tired

Damien Ricketson: Time Alone

Melody Eötvös: Counterpoint - Book of Flying 

Marcus Whale, Tom Smith: Work

Melody Eötvös: Counterpoint - No Man 

Steve Reich (Arr. Claire Edwards): Vermont Counterpoint