HEXIS - The Monash Art Ensemble & George Lewis
Fresh off the back of their recent Australian Jazz Award win for BEST AVANT GARDE Album of the Year, the groundbreaking Monash Art Ensemble release a brilliant new album, Hexis.
American composer and faculty member at Columbia University, George Lewis arranged the works specifically for the Ensemble, as part of Monash University’s International Artist In Resident program.
The ensemble is lead by Paul Grabowsky (piano) with Lewis on trademark Trombone as well as electronics, and the Australian Art Orchestra with select students and esteemed staff from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.
A most exhilarating and fascinating recording.
Recorded 17/18 August 2013
Music Auditorium, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
Mixed at Allan Eatons Studio, St. Kilda. Mastered at Sing Sing, Richmond.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ross Cockle.
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music thanks:
Australian Art Ensemble
Monash Academy of Performing Arts
Vice Chancellor Professor Ed Byrne
Dean of Arts - Professor Rae Frances
Special Thanks to Andrew Vizard
Thanks to Peter Knight and Ann Moir from AAO
Monash Art Ensemble Administrator Merryn Tinkler
All compositions and arrangements by George Lewis
George Lewis on behalf of Columbia University
Produced by Paul Grabowsky
The Australian Art Orchestra
Eugene Ball - Trumpet
Lachlan Davidson - Alto sax, piccolo, flute
Frank Di Sario - Double Bass
Tony Hicks - Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet
Lizzy Welsh - Violin
Gian Slater - Voice
Sir Zelman Cowen School Of Music
Rob Burke - Tenor, Soprano and Sopranino Saxophones
Paul Cornelius - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Niran Dasika - Trumpet
Paris Favilla - Alto Saxophone
Joe McEvilly - Alto/Bari Saxophone
Robert Mercer - Drums
Jordan Murray - Trombone
Joe O'Connor - Piano
Jonathan Skourletos - Guitar
Lara Wilson - Percussion
Paul Grabowsky – Piano on Angry Bird
George Lewis – Trombone, samples and computer on Angry Bird
Angry Bird and Fractals directed by Paul Grabowsky
Tractatus and Triangle directed by George Lewis