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Advance Australia Fair

By Michael Atherton

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An arrangement for SSATB choir and orchestra

Commissioned by the New South Wales Centenary of Federation Committee for the celebrations in Centennial Park, Sydney, 1st January 2001


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ISMN 9790720101293
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Albert Elea Namatjira

By Michael Atherton

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SATB choir, c.6'30

This musical homage to Aboriginal artist, Namatjira (1902-1959) is a reworking of the 1996 composition commissioned by the Australian Voices Youth Choir. The musical texture is concerned with the layering and juxtaposition of colour, the subtlety of the painter’s use of shadow and a sense of bursting into light.  
Composed in 1996 rev. 2014

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ISMN 9790720146645

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Bush Telegraph

By Michael Atherton

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Marimba Duet, c.4'30
Composed 2012


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ISMN 9790720133164

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Childhood in Music

By Antonietta Loffredo

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Piano music by contemporary Australian and Italian composers played by Antonietta Loffredo. 
A University of Western Sydney project this interesting CD is the second by Antoinetta in a collaboration with the composers who have been encouraged to write new pieces inspired by chilhood, simplified only in its instrumental components without linguistic or aesthetic compromises to enhance the different poetics that mark the contemporary art music panorama.
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Scores by the Wirripang composers-  Sofia Marita, Ji Yun Lee, Michael Atherton and Diana Blom are available online.

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1 Swinging for Ari (Sofia Marita)
Kawaii Suite (Paul Smith)
2  Ponyo
3  Mokona 
4  'A' is for Alice (Holly Harrison)
5  Colour Variation I (Ji Yun Lee)
6 Nanna told me so (Me lo ha detto la nonna) (Michael Atherton)
7 - 13 Sette piccoli pezzi (Seven little pieces) (Massimo Priori )
14  Music for a snowy day (Francesco Schweizer)
15  Fogli dall'album - baluginii e distorsioni per pianoforte solo (Flares and distortion for piano solo) (Stefano Procaccioli)
16 The Cat's Meow (Diana Blom and Adrian Barr)


Creative Explosion

By Various Composers

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The creative aesthetic behind this project is to have a strong intercultural focus featuring Asia-Pacific traditions of Korean samul nori drumming techniques, Filipino kulintang percussion, Japanese shakuhachi 'moment' aesthetic and East Asian string techniques (Korea, Japan, China) interacting with contemporary music. The trajectory from modern violin through to Chinese erhu and Korean kayageum techniques interacting within contemporary composition and cutting edge digital technology forms a thread behind this collection. The sound of Asia-Pacific gongs (Korea, China, Philippines) intersecting with modern percussion as an enlargement of the contemporary music tradition in performance and composition is another angle. Finally the use of the techniques of reed membrane and coloured breath from Western clarinet to Japanese shakuhachi exploring the 'single-note' aesthetic of East Asia within contemporary composition and improvisation also forms a focus. 
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1  Tristan Exploded (Ian Stevenson) 
Haiku 1 (John Encarnacao)
2  Between the sky and ...
3  ... the not sky we fly towards ...
4  ... the heart of winter
5  Not Broken Bruised-Reed (Bruce Crossman)
6  Genji (the Shining Prince) and the Koto Player (Diana Blom)
7  Patina (Michael Atherton) 



Feel the Vibes

By Michael Atherton

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Three duets for vibraphone, c.7'00
Composed 2012. 

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ISMN 9790720133188
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Greedy Octopus, The

By Michael Atherton

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Voice and piano. Suitable for young voices, c.2'00
Words by Stephanie Wade. 
Composed 2012


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ISMN 9790720126883

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In the Groove

By Michael Atherton

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Marimba solo, c.3'00
Composed 2012

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It's a Sailor's Life - TTB

By Michael Atherton

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TTB voices, suitable for high school and college students. c.2'30 
Words by Michael Atherton, composed 2012, rev. 2019

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ISMN 9790720214627

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It's a Sailor's Life SSA

By Michael Atherton

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SSA voices, suitable for high school and college students. c.2'30 
Words by Michael Atherton, composed 2012

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ISMN 9790720133140

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Jiriyai

By Michael Atherton

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Cross-cultural percussion and dance. c.12'00

A cross cultural 'comprovisation' for musician and dancer, using mainly percussion (tuned and non tuned) instruments and sound making objects.  The piece is developed through an improvisation on composed motives, number sequences and irregular rhythms.  This is tempered by a collaborative interaction with a dancer.  The dancer listens, watches and engages with an eclectic mix of instrumental colours and textures; the musician watches, listens and responds to a vocabulary of dance gestures; chooses material according to the ebb and flow of the interaction that occurs.  Jiriyai! means war cry in the Sydney language.  It is dedicated to Pemulwuy, who led a resistance movement against invading Europeans.


Recorded on the CD, Jo-Wha (Oneness) (Wirr 006) available online


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Jo-Wha (Oneness) - CD

By Various Composers

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A compilation created for the Intercultural Concert, 2006 Aurora Festival. Composers include Clare Maclean, Bruce Crossman, Ross Edwards, Stuart Greenbaum, Kim Cunio, Ji-Yun Lee, Michael Atherton and Anne Boyd.  Performed by Sydney Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Stanhope, Ian Munro, Diana Blom (piano), Michael Atherton (percussion), Lotte Latukefu, Heather Lee, Merlinda Bobis (vocal).
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1  Kyrie (Clare Maclean) 
2  Daragang Magayon Cantata (Bruce Crossman)
3  Kumari (Ross Edwards)
4  First Light (Stuart Greenbaum)
5  Sh'mah Yisrael, Chant
5a The Temple Project
 (Kim Cunio)
6  Jo-Wha (Oneness) (Ji-Yun Lee)
7  Jiriyai! (Michael Atherton)
8  As I crossed a Bridge of Dreams (Anne Boyd)