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2017 has begun with gusto! to mark the occasion, we’re on the home straight of publishing the score & parts for Rae Howell’s Piano Quintets, which the Australian Music Centre will also have up online soon.. this adds to the current collection we have for sale, the complete printed publication of Rae’s solo piano works, including individual digital downloads (with free mp3s!), two Piano Quintets (Rainlessness and Autumn Never Fall), Decipher the Crooked Ways for solo vibraphone, and of course, all the Sunwrae recordings.. more coming soon!
in December 2016 we released a trio of ‘unreleased’ tracks, including Captain Matchbox, from Rae’s solo recordings, available on the usual digital platforms (and download for FREE here).
2017 marks the year for a new Rabbitsss release.. and a number of other exciting ventures~ stay tuned!
there’s also some performances on the horizon..
Below are a couple of clips, we hope you enjoy!
Recorded over ten days in St Paul and Minneapolis (USA) in 2014, Invisible Wilderness is a diverse double volume solo album featuring a collection of Rae’s original piano and keyboard works from contemporary, popular and cinematic styles to jazz infused improvisations.
Complete with hand drawn illustrations (by Sandy Smith), Invisible Wilderness: Volume I was recorded on a Steinway concert grand and is accompanied by a sheet music publication that features 12 works in printed manuscript format. Volume II is more abstract, sidestepping the traditional piano sound, performed on a Fender Rhodes and various upright ramshackle pianos that immerse the listener in different textures, including the hammers, felts and pedalling (featuring the natural reverb of the sostenuto and celeste pedals).
These are currently for sale in the shop, as physical CDs and digital audio tracks.. as well as our back catalogue of Sunwrae Ensemble albums.
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