Creating, performing and publishing new sound and intermedia arts internationally.


Current/ Recent/ Upcoming /in Sydney

November 2014: austraLYSIS presents Travels, Places a performance for the New Music Network (NMN) at the Sydney Conservatorium, 11/ 9, 17.00... Our Multi-Piano CD receives Five-stars in a review in Jazz Journal (2013) ... June 11 2014 Smith and Dean were in London UK for the Amid the Ruins series, at Daniel Blau Galler, Hoxton Sq ...June 20 they presented Motions in Milwaukee, USA; July 2 2014, they performed in Manchester UK for The Other Room (+ info)... March 2014: Dean composed two 'calls' (listen bustard ... coucal) for an installation piece by Alison Clouston and Boyd, calling for the conservation of Bimblebox and its 153 bird species, touring Australia until 2016.... February 2014:Graham Collier's Last Suites for his Jazz Ensemble (recorded UK 2013) released (GCM2014, comprising Luminosity and The Blue Suite; Dean plays piano and electronics). ... April 26 2014, Dean performed with Evans, Slater and Barker (SEDition B) at Kinetic Jazz, Sydney and directed a new composition for the Kinetic Jazz Orchestra... austraLYSIS presented for the NMN at Sydney Conservatorium: 20131130 Netting the Nodes(program notes ... crit)

Current Work

Video Collaboration with Will Luers (US): Motions, premiere Sydney 2013, aided by an Australia Council Digital and New Media Writing grant to Hazel Smith. Online/ebook release under development. Film of Sound (recent showings: ISEA, USA, 2012/09; Sydney 2013/03; Portland Experimental Film Festival, USA (20130520-26); also online in Cordite journal 2013. Translations:Hypnagogia (premiered 20130509 Sydney). Luers became an overseas member of austraLYSIS (201303). ... Dean participates in an Australia Council/NBN grant (2012-13) with Keith Armstrong and team creating Long Time, No See (premiere at ISEA 20130615, Sydney), now online for participation...currently at the Cube, QUT, Brisbane (2014). ... Matt McMahon and Dean formed Quadrilateral, two pianists at one or two pianos (premiere at Kinetic Jazz, 201301:listen to piece6 or to piece7). Go to other current austraLYSIS info.

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  About austraLYSIS
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  Roger Dean, composer/improviser
  Hazel Smith, writer, performer
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Latest: Double CD for purchase/download: Multi-Piano, Tall Poppies TP225 (Roger Dean solo and computer-interactive piano, released 201209), 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. .... New(ly discovered!): LYSIS' 1987 performance of our commission, Omarama, by John Rimmer (Waiteata collection of New Zealand music, 2008). Available from Sounz, NZ.

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austraLYSIS is based in Sydney and London. Contact: PO Box 225, Milperra, NSW 2214, Sydney, Australia. Tel + 61 481 309612;
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