ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.
Brett Dean’s Electric Preludes takes inspiration from sources as diverse as the paintings of Australian artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, a rusty, squeaky swing in an abandoned playground and the paintings of Dean’s wife, Heather Betts, with whom he has shared a long and rich personal and creative partnership. 'But the most striking image that fired my fantasy throughout the entire compositional process,' says Dean, 'was that of Richard standing with the ACO, his exotic electric fiddle under his chin, taking mere breaths of sound and embryonic motivic shapes and transforming them, with the help of this impressive piece of electronics and sound designer Bob Scott at the mixing desk, filling the hall and enticing the orchestra’s manifold responses.'
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1–6. BRETT DEAN Electric Preludes [21'55]
Richard Tognetti Director and Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Release date: 17 July 2020
Label: ABC Classic
Catalogue number: DIGITAL