Michael Askill at 3U-Studio, Shanghai with Lu Xiaoxing
'DRUMS OF ASIA'
From a suite of eight pieces commissioned for the 2006 Asian Games Opening Ceremony in Doha, Qatar (Musical Director, Max Lambert). The brief: to encapsulate the drumming traditions of the forty-four countries of the eight Asian regions participating in the Games.
|938 Kb||al khaleeji (excerpt).mp3||...featuring Hossam Ramzy and Philip South - recorded at Trackdown Studios, Sydney. Produced by Michael Askill.|
|1.1 Mb||lion dog (excerpt).mp3||...featuring Synergy Percussion - recorded at 3U Studio, Shanghai. Produced by Michael Askill.|
|937 Kb||garuda (excerpt).mp3||...featuing Ron Reeves and Gary France - recorded at the Canberra School of Music and produced by Michael Askill.|
|875 Kb||horse (excerpt).mp3||...featuring field hollers recorded by Thomas C. Levin in Upper Zarashvan. Produced by Michael Askill.|
|937 Kb||tiger (excerpt).mp3||...featuring Bobby Singh - recorded at Trackdown Studios, Sydney. Produced by Michael Askill.|
From a concert recorded in July 2006 at the Enmore Theatre. 'no rest from the dance' and 'Salome's Entrance' are both adapted from music composed by Michael Askill for Graeme Murphy's ballet "Salome'.
|1.1 Mb||no rest from the dance (excerpt).mp3||...featuring the musicians of Synergy Percussion. Recorded by Bob Scott.|
|1.1 Mb||salomes entrance (excerpt).mp3||...featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek (ney).|
'HIMALAYAN BOWL IMPROVISATIONS'
...recorded late one night at home - mid-side microphone configuration. A compressed mp3 format doesn't do justice to the real sounds of the bowls. Try to listen on good headphones rather than internal computer speakers.
|2.1 Mb||himalayan bowls 1 (excerpt).mp3||...performed and recorded by Michael Askill|
|937 Kb||himalayan bowls 2 (excerpt).mp3||...performed and recorded by Michael Askill|
'LAWS OF THE JUNGLE'
From a reading of Yossi Ghinsberg's book, a combination of story-telling, philiosophy and spirituality.
|86 Kb||PAGE 108.mp3||...James Coates (spoken word), recorded by Michael Askill|
'...IN THE BETWEEN'
'Meditations and Illuminations on the Tibetan Book of the Dead'