Sea Change


The collection of works on Sea Change speaks of a marked change, in practice and in sound, of new music being written today.

“This disc presents a fascinating cross-cut of the new music/post-classical contemporary sound at the beginning of the 21st century. These works point to the potential emergence of a new aesthetic: a post-post modernism, or perhaps neo-modernism. Long gone (or absorbed) are arguments of consonance/dissonance, extended techniques or complexity, high vs. low art, irony or quotation. The composers here present us with new questions, new arguments, only now being formulated.” Peter Hatch

Track Listing

  1. Urban Canticle
    Michael Oesterle CA
  2. Brush line *
    Linda C. Smith CA
  3. Centrifugal Bumblepuppy
    Geoff Hannan UK
  4. Moonlight on the Bluff *
    Martin Arnold CA
  5. 13 Angels *
    Scott Wilson CA
  6. No. 34b for Solo Cello and Ensemble *
    Richard Ayres NL/UK

* Commissioned and premiered by Continuum

Special Thanks

Charles Crichton, Peter Hatch, Michael Mitchell, Roger D. Moore, Aurora Reford, and Roberto Martella of grano ristorante.

Sea Change was generously funded by: The Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Sunlife and Roger D. Moore.

Sea Change

This album is available through the Canadian Music Centre. Listen and buy