Difference engine

Topology, Babbage, John and Davidson, Robert (2011) Difference engine. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Serrated Records.

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Author Topology
Babbage, John
Davidson, Robert
Title Difference engine
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Publisher Serrated Records
Publication date 2011-02-27
Series Topology
Total pages 1 Audio CD
Subject 190406 Music Composition
190407 Music Performance
Recorded/Rendered Creative Work - Performance
Formatted Abstract/Summary
A collection of new works composed and/or curated by Robert Davidson, who conducted the performances and co-produced the recording. The album focuses on approaches to machine models of composition, inspired by Charles Babbage's 1820s proto-computer, the mechanical Difference Engine. Compositions by Robert Davidson, John Babbage, and Lynette Lancini are interpreted by Davidson with his quintet Topology, assembling a distinctive Australian musical sound and style that departs from a post-minimalist context towards polystylistic hybrid composition, incorporating compositional, performance and presentation aspects from a range of genres, including various streams of jazz, Carnatic (South Indian) rhythm, baroque music, indie rock and contemporary chamber music.

Tracklisting:

I Difference Engine
II Centaur
III Exterior
IV φX174

Performers:
Bernard Hoey: scientific viola
Christa Powell: violin universalis
John Babbage: manual saxophones, alto & soprano
Kylie Davidson: pianoforte
Robert Davidson: double bass, electrified bass guitar
Ron Colbers: (a visiting minstral) djembe
Keyword Hybrid music
Cross-genre
Pluralism
Information technology

 
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Created: Thu, 03 Mar 2011, 12:37:21 EST by Dr Robert Davidson on behalf of School of Music