The Secret Noise

by Ensemble Offspring

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The Secret Noise EP is a surreal dreamlike recording featuring newly invented whirling instruments. It is one of a collection of recordings exploring music and secrecy.

"I am curious about the personal, the secret, the mysterious. In this noisy world of public utterance, I find myself attentive to private sounds. Stumbling upon inconspicuous otherworlds I relish the heightened consciousness that comes with sensations of sympathy towards situations of strangeness.

The Secret Noise is my personal creative meditation on private and secret forms of music that have been deliberately shielded from public life.

This CD is part of a set of recordings (that also includes a vinyl EP and digital-only downloads) and a live performance (incorporating music, dance, and physical installation) that collectively constitute The Secret Noise. The CD version of the work is a single spacious listening experience and includes extras that are peculiar to this media."

Damien Ricketson, composer of The Secret Noise.

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released January 1, 2014

Damien would like to thank Narelle Benjamin, Katherine Cogill, Claire Edwardes, Katio Molino, Jason Noble and Bree van Reyk for their creative input and the University of Sydney for making this project possible.

This recording has been assisted by the Australia Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body.


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