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Bower

Genevieve: Lacey Marshall Mcguire
CD  |  Classical  |  14 May 2021
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Genevieve Lacey, Marshall McGuire Bower CD

 

 

 

The incomparable Genevieve Lacey – performer, composer and creator of poetic, sensual worlds – joins with internationally acclaimed Australian harpist Marshall McGuire to explore the unique power of music to offer comfort and renewal.

‘Music’s my element, something I need, like air and light. But for most of 2020, musicians couldn’t make live music with or for other people. What to do, when the world tilts so sharply that it’s hard to stand? ‘During this time of isolation, people the world round are yearning for shelter, both physical and spiritual. So I assembled a cast of people whose work I love, some of whom I’d never met: a harpist and a recording engineer, eight living composers, eight dead ones, two visual artists, a writer, filmmaker, lighting designer and producer. And together, we set out to create a sense of shelter: a nest, woven with memories, heart, hope.

My mind went to bowerbirds and their obsessive collecting habits. And also, their ability to build magical architecture out of fragments — structures that entwine art and survival. Slowly, gently, through a close-to-home, quietly attentive year, we each created our own versions of sanctuary. And then sifted, sorted and fashioned them into a bower.’

The exquisite album artwork, created by Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison, reflects the beauty and richness of the musical soundscapes presented on this album: sublime new music by Lou Bennett, Andrea Keller, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, John Rodgers, Lachlan Skipworth, Bree van Reyk and Erkki Veltheim, side by side with musical treasures reaching back across six centuries.

DETAILS

Title: Bower

Format: CD

Release Date: 14 May 2021

Artist: Genevieve: Lacey Marshall Mcguire

Sku: 2631904

Catalogue No: 4855894

Category: Classical

TRACKS

DISC 1

1. LOU BENNETT Baiyan Woka

2. JOHN PLAYFORD Dancing Master Suite JACOB VAN EYCK Bravade

3. ANDREA KELLER I Surrender

4. HENRY PURCELL Evening Hymn

5. LACHLAN SKIPWORTH Cavern

6. JOHN RODGERS Birds for Genevieve

7. ERKKI VELTHEIM A Tune for the Silvereye

8. ANONYMOUS (18th century) Green Sleeves to a Ground

9. ERKKI VELTHEIM Nocturne over blue ruins

10. CIPRIANO DE RORE Io canterei damor

11. BREE VAN REYK threaded in amongst the infinite threading

12. ANONYMOUS (14th century) O Virgo Splendens

13. MADELEINE FLYNN & TIM HUMPHREY A Mutual Support for Precarious Times

14. JOHANN JAKOB FROBERGER Lamentation

15. HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Passacaglia


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