austraLYSIS and SOMA
austraLYSIS will co-present new acousmatic and live electroacoustic music in MicroWorlds, a concert in Sydney, under the continuing umbrella of the New Music Network (NMN: 20151108)....the austraLYSIS Electroband will appear in the 40th year celebrations of Kinetic Energy Theatre Company (20150927) at St Lukes, Enmore... austraLYSIS is also featured at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, in an open event on 20151208.
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).
Recent performances: at Østre performance gallery in Bergen, Norway (201508: video tweet), featuring Hazel Smith; and at the Angst Gallery,Vancouver, Washington, USA (201508 : video tweet), featuring Roger Dean.
See also recent 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|
|links to further information about||austraLYSIS|
|The austraLYSIS Electroband|
|Roger Dean, composer/improviser (a longer biography is here)|
|Hazel Smith, writer, performer|
|Members of austraLYSIS|
Latest commercial 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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