Supported by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sideband: Renaissance is a dynamic event featuring compositions, including 4 world premieres that re-imagine and blend the traditions of historic western and non-western instrumentation into a modern context.
Recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley and the acclaimed Acacia Quartet present “Muse”.
Featuring core players and guests, the CD draws on an array of inspiration sources, from Japanese Haiku poetry to dust storms and electronic music.
I would recommend this CD for somebody with an eclectic musical taste looking for variety and something different.
The phrasing, articulation and dynamics were beautifully executed and the sound well supported, making the most of the space. A diverse concert.
Applause to Alicia Crossley for commissioning young composers to write for an instrument very suitable for this repertoire. For fans of C21 chamber music or wanting to broaden musical horizons.