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South Australian based Composer, Producer and Bass player Ross McHenry spoke with David Moyle about his Voyage of Exploration including compositional extremes and his brand new album Nothing Remains Unchanged.

Ross has composed for groups of three up to a full orchestra, and notes the need to be so much more careful when writing for large groups, and commenting about feeling so much more nervous waiting for the orchestra to perform his work than he has ever felt when performing his own works.

Ross believes that Australian Music has a unique sense of the Australian Experience about it, and can hear the ‘Melbourne’ experience in music from Paul Grabowsky as an example.

The new album features nine of Ross’ compositions reflecting on both his ‘current experience’ at the time of composing the music for the album, and his past experiences – both practical and emotional.

 

Ross composed the music whilst in residency in Banff, Canada at the Leighton Artist Colony.

Checkout the album on Bandcamp and hear the JOYcast below.

Ross McHenry was guest of Bent Notes on Sunday March 1, 2020
JOY 94.9 – Out.Loud.Proud – Your Voice – Your Radio Station
Thanks to our Podcaster – Ilona.

 

About the author: David

 

David has produced and presented Bent Notes since December 2009, and has a love of Jazz, in its many and varied forms. He enjoys sharing Jazz with the listener and looks forward to hearing from you soon. email: bentnotes@joy.org.au

 

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