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2015: Roger Dean's new piece February's Pitches, for Riley Lee (shakuhachi), electronics and members of the Kinetic Jazz Orchestra was premiered at the Foundry (20150213), together with his Bikinetic, and music by Don Reid, Riley Lee, Mike Kenny and others.... austraLYSIS will co-present Joining the Edges, a mini-festival of edge-bound improvised music ....and new acousmatic and live electroacoustic music in concert in Sydney, under the continuing umbrella of the New Music Network (NMN)....the austraLYSIS Electroband will appear in the 40th year celebrations of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company (20150927) ... austraLYSIS last presented for the NMN at Sydney Conservatorium: 20141109 (program notes ... crit): Metaphorics, by Hazel Smith included live-coding by Roger Dean using Charlie Roberts's brilliant Gibber platform. Charlie has posted the audio.

The next austraLYSIS Electroband CD, History goes Everywhere, is currently in production for release in 2015 (a sneak-peek version of the Blue Bus is now published in Gangway). austraLYSIS is engaged in ongoing collaboration with Will Luers (video, USA), and Keith Armstrong (installation and video artist, Australia).

Hazel Smith and Roger Dean created Bird Migrants, a piece for radio commissioned by the ABC, first brodcast 20141109, and now available as a podcast. See also other current austraLYSIS info for more on other activities.

Some Recent Comments

Peter McCallum (Sydney Morning Herald online, 201411): 'created surprising meanings and juxtapositions against a complex sonic background ... Serial Meantimes by Andrew Milne and Roger Dean created a fascinating complex interaction of regular and irregular sonic patterns of textural virtuosity' ... [in summary:] It is a brave new world that hath such music in it.'

Michael Tucker (201305, in the European Jazz Journal), giving Dean's MultiPiano (2012) double-album 5 stars: 'a strikingly intelligent but also soulful pianist .... beautifully programmed ... [fashions] a densely-packed, yet once again lucid electroacoustic poetics of multilayered time ... retains deep albeit transmuted links with tradition... one of the most refreshing avant-garde releases – consistently as enjoyable as it is thought provoking – that I've heard in a long time'.

from Translations: Hypnagogia 2013    
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Latest commerical releases: Double CD for purchase/download: Multi-Piano, Tall Poppies TP225 (Roger Dean solo and computer-interactive piano), reviewed by John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald (2013): ‘trail-blazing’,'willing grooves', 'earthy approach', ‘surprising and disquieting’, ‘exquisite’, ‘crystalline or tumultuous’, ‘brilliant musicianship’, ‘exploding with vivacity'. ... LYSIS Reissue series compiles Cycles (1977), Dualyses (1978) and Superimpositions (1980), plus new material (2 CDs, SOMA 788) ... Dean's Loosely (1981) for improvisers' orchestra, on Kinetic Jazz 2011, Available online through Bamboozle. .... Recent(ly discovered!): LYSIS' 1987 performance of our commission, Omarama, by John Rimmer (Waiteata collection of New Zealand music, 2008). Available

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