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ELISION is Australia’s premiere contemporary music ensemble. Its musicians have established a reputation for delivering authoritative and virtuosic interpretations of complex, unusual and challenging aesthetics, often developed in close collaboration with the composer….In recent years Liza Lim has been drawn to the hidden economies of ritual, authority and ownership expressed in Australian Aboriginal art. It is tempting to draw parallels between this secret culture and Lim’s two-decade involvement with the ELISION ensemble, one of the most musically invigorating composer-ensemble relationships in today’s music…..Bryn Harrison’s relationship with ELISION has also informed surface forms (repeating), which contains a density of surface detail rarely found elsewhere in his music.

 

‘announc[ing] an exciting voice’ Paul Griffiths

‘I cannot recommend the CD highly enough…’

Jennie Gottschalk, soundexpanse. Full review (inc. composer interviews) here.

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TRACKLISTING

 

1 Liza Lim: Invisibility

ELISION Ensemble | Séverine Ballon violoncello

2 Bryn Harrison: surface forms (repeating)

ELISION Ensemble / Manuel Nawri

3 Mary Bellamy: Transference

ELISION Ensemble | Séverine Ballon violoncello

4 Aaron Cassidy: memento/memorial

ELISION Ensemble | Peter Veale musette

5 Aaron Cassidy: And the scream, Bacon's scream, is the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth (or, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion)

ELISION Ensemble / Manuel Nawri

6 Aaron Cassidy: memento/memorial

ELISION Ensemble | Peter Veale oboe

7 Liza Lim: Songs found in dream

ELISION Ensemble / Manuel Nawri

 

Cat# HCR02CD

 

ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE

ELISION is Australia’s premier new music ensemble. The group has established a reputation for delivering authoritative and virtuosic interpretations of complex, unusual, and challenging aesthetics, often developed in close collaboration with the composer.

The ensemble has performed at Maerzmusik, the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Runkfunk, Radio Bremen, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Züricher TheaterSpektakel, Saitama Arts Theatre of Japan, IRCAM, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Chekov International Theatre Festival of Moscow, the Opéra National de Paris Bastille for the Festival d’automne of Paris, the TRANSIT Festival of Leuven, the Ultima Festival of Oslo, Spitalfields Festival, the City of London Festival, and Kings Place in London. These engagements complement major appearances at the Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals and the release of several recordings with KAIROS, NEOS, NMC and MODE- all reviewed to acclaim by the international press.

Recently the group has worked with composers Bryn Harrison, Sam Hayden, Einar Einarsson, Matthew Sergeant, Luke Paulding, Justin Hoke, Turgut Ercetin and Ann Cleare, and maintained a close research relationship with SIAL studios at RMIT, Melbourne. Richard Barrett’s CONSTRUCTION, a large project commissioned by the European Capital of Culture programme, was premiered by ELISION at the Huddersfield Contemporary music Festival in 2011 and broadcast live by BBC Radio3. ELISION has also developed a strong relationship with newly emergent strands of American composition made evident in the close association with composers Aaron Cassidy, Evan Johnson and Timothy McCormack and recent residencies at Harvard and Stanford Universities.

ELISION has recorded over twenty-two compact discs, undertaken close to forty international tours to over fourteen different countries and initiated international commissions and projects supported by cultural organisations in the United Kingdom Germany, Canada, Holland, France and Japan.

 

RECORDING INFORMATION

Invisibility, surface forms (repeating), Transference, memento/memorial, And the scream, Bacon's scream, is the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth (or, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion) and memento/memorial were recorded at Sendesaal Radio Bremen, Germany on 10 June 2010 (Invisibility), 9 June 2010 (memento/memorial, track 4 and 6), 19 March 2010 (Transference), 17 March 2010 (surface forms (repeating) and And the scream, Bacon's scream, is the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth (or, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion)).

Songs found in dream was recorded at Hall One, Kings Place London, on 16 March 2010.

Engineering                   Gisela Kniemeyer (Tracks 1, 4, 6) and Frank Jacobsen (Tracks 2, 3, 5)

Editing                             Christine Potschkat (Tracks 1, 4, 6) and Christoph Romanowski (Tracks 2, 3, 5)

Mastering                        Christoph Romanowski

Recording producers    Renate Wolter-Seevers (Tracks 2, 3, 5), Fabian Frank (Tracks 1, 4, 6) and Bruno Silva (Tracks 7)

Executive Producer        Marita Emigholz RADIO BREMEN

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