COMMERCIAL RELEASES BY austraLYSIS, Roger Dean and Hazel Smith, most of which are also available from : austraLYSIS, PO Box 225, Milperra, NSW 2214, Australia. Tel + 61 481 309612;.email for further information: dr.metagroove@mindless.com.

BUY WITH PayPal by emailing us at roger.dean at westernsydney.edu.au (convert the 'at' to the 'at' sign).

Single CDs (in their original cases): AUD 25        Double CDs (in their cases): AUD 30. Single Books : prices as noted below. Some are only available from the published, as mentioned.

Post and Package: Up to 4CDs or 4 Double CDs or 2Lps: Australia 15 AUD; USA 20 AUD; Rest of the World 25AUD. A pro-rata calculation for larger quantities is acceptable, or ask us.

Paypal makes this process easy (as long as you have a PayPal account!). Calculate the amount you will owe, send us an email ordering the item, and at the same time, email us the money through PayPal: you simply use PayPal.Me/rogertdean using your own PayPal account. PayPal's instructions for doing this are on their site, and a pdf copy of the information is here.

All austraLYSIS' releases on Tall Poppies are now available for purchase as digital downloads from the Australian Music Centre (AMC) website. SOMA releases are now appearing on CDBaby (cd purchase and download), and other download purchase sites such as iTunes as well as on the AMC site.

Some of our recent releases:

201509: the austraLYSIS Electroband History Goes Everywhere (Tall Poppies TP 234).

201209: Roger Dean's double-cd of solo and computer interactive piano work, MULTI-PIANO (Tall Poppies 225).

"getting out there .... quite a survey" (Julian Day, ABC 20130302). The Wire (2013 Vol 51) says: "The CD shows Dean 'earning his jazz colours, and wnds up three decades on' ... Rollin for Harry, Metagroove Blue and The Monk's Habit are pleasingly unfussy and technically quick-witted. .... [the first has] shellac boogie-woogie spilling towards harmonic free-for-alls as Dean nudges his gears towards a double time. .... [In] Breaking in the Song .. Dean makes resourceful use of the inside of his instrument: sounds folding through and around each other with a logic that can never b[e] quite pinned down. "

2012: Re-released of Cycles, Superimpositions and Dualyses (formerly on vinyl on Mosaic and SOMA), together with bonus unreleased material. Double CD, SOMA 788.

2011: Re-release of the 'Wings of the Whale' CD (Soma), for digital download, live streaming, or cd purchase: via Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes and Spotify.

Hazel Smith's 2008 book/cd of poems and performance work The Erotics of Geography is published by TinFish, USA, and contains several of her sound and intermedia works created in collaboration with austraLYSIS.

SONIC STONES : 2006 CD release on Tall Poppies. Contains an acousmatic composition by Dean, Piano Stones, and a major improvisation, given live to the Web, by the Electroband. The cover is by Peter Lyssiotis.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Hazel Smith's 2005 book 'The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing' is available  in Australia, UK and US.  It can be ordered at any time from the Allen and Unwin website.
The book is designed for tertiary level students studying creative writing, and also for the general reader. It takes an experimental approach, stresses step-by-step strategies, and uses literary and cultural theory to illuminate the process of writing. It explores many different types of writing, including  fiction, poetry, mixed genre writing,  writing for performance and writing for new media.  Each chapter is illustrated with extensive student and published examples. The book also has an an accompanying website with additional information and examples of performance and multimedia works.
The link to the book's website is here.

 

The Australian Book Review (May 2005) has a glowing review, noting Hazel as a 'major poet', and describing the book as an innovative contribution, the first of its kind.

Roger Dean's "Sounds from the Corner", a book on Australian jazz and its embodiment on CD, has been published in August 2005 by the Australian Music Centre, from whom it may be purchased.

Reviewing the book in the academic journal Musicology Australia (29, 166-172, 2007) Craig Scott wrote: 'It is a testimony to the thoroughness of Dean's research that such a wide range of ensembles and leaders is represented in his selection of recorded material. ... it is a long overdue catalogue of an informed and judiciously assembled cross-section of the most important practitioners of the most important musical art from in Australia. ... The remaining sections of the book are no less interesting and enligthening. Dean's essay entitled ;Australia and Contemporary Jazz and Improvisation: some economic, cultural, political and formalist aspects' follows the [analysis of recorded materials]' ... it 'offers insights into some of the contributions and impacts made upon society by jazz and improvisation in Australia.'
John Shand, writing in Limelight (2005), the magazine about ABC broadcasting, reviews the book positively, saying that 'it provides a marvellous insight into the art... with Dean... himself a prominent improviser, providing subjective commentary. There is also an interesting essay on the state of play...'

EARLIER BOOK/CD/JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Roger Dean has published "Hyperimprovisation: Computer-Interactive Sound Improvisation", with A-R Editions, USA, the major computer music publisher. The volume has 203 pages, and includes a CD-R with 3 sound pieces, several web pieces, software and other items. Composers/creators represented on the cd-r include austraLYSIS and Dean, together with Curtis Bahn, Rod Berry, Paul Hodgson, Darani Lewers, Eric Lyon, Martin Ng, Per-Anders Nilsson, Hazel Smith, Greg White, and Mitchell Whitelaw. See www.areditions.com for ordering and for additional info.

Hazel Smith and Roger Dean have published on 'Voicescapes and Sonic Structures' in Performance Research, 8, 112-123 (2003)

austraLYSIS work is represented on the new cd from the New Music Network, Australia; "Network Sounds: New Music Network New Music from Australia 2002" includes austraLYSIS performing Roger Dean's 'Evolution II for instruments and computer-interactive system', live in Sydney, December 2000. NMN 001. See www.newmusicnetwork.com.au. A limited number of promotional copies are available from Dr.Metagroove@mindless.com, for the cost of the postage.

Hazel Smith and Roger Dean have recently published an academic article on their work the Egg the Cart the Horse the Gate, and its broader creative and educational implications: Smith, H. and Dean, R. T. (2002). "The Egg The Cart The Horse The Chicken: Cyberwriting, Sound, Intermedia." Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer Enhanced Learning 4(1): http://imej.wfu.edu. This is freely available on the web.

Other releases:

austraLYSIS/Lysis : "Lysis Lives: Resounding in the Mirror", double CD, on Future Music Records (UK), FMR CD73-0900 (released December 2000). This comprises a reissue of Lysis Live and Lysis Plus (with Ken Wheeler), from the 1970s; together with new music by the austraLYSIS Electroband, recorded Australia, 2000. Price: $30AUD.

Roger Dean, Hazel Smith and austraLYSIS : "Acouslytic", acousmatic and electroacoustic works by Roger Dean. (Tall Poppies, TP 153, released November 2000) Price : $25 AUD.

Hazel Smith's volume of short prose, poems and performance texts, keys round her tongue, published 2000:

(ISBN 1 876783 00 1)
Price : $15 (AUD)

 

Hazel Smith is widely published in the areas of poetry, experimental writing, performance, multi-media and hypertext.

Smith brings to the composition of her poems an analytic awareness of the main revolutions in twentieth-century cultural-and specifically linguistic-thinking. Joy Wallace, Southerly.

Hazel Smith's chameleon-like virtuosity with languageglides from parody to narrative to poetry, rhythmically punctuated with incantations, puns, loud questions and statements. Victoria Hammond, Secret Places, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

The Riting of the Runda is an extraordinary piece-not the least because it is pleasurable, disturbing, eerie, melodious, sensuous, and a mind-game all at the same timechallenging, fascinating and engaging Sonia Mycak, Australian Women's Book Review.

If you are interested in the way rap uses syllables as a percussive unit, you might find in Hazel Smith's complex verbal rhythms a very exciting extension. Sometimes these word constructions evoke the sprung rhythms of Gerard Manley Hopkins and sometimes the musical/verbal webs of Berio. John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald.

Nuraghic Echoes is an extremely interesting addition to a long tradition of Australian innovation in sound poetry, and shows the important new directions that technology is able to take all of the arts. Lindsay Vickery, Sounds Australian.



2011: The Wings of the Whale/You Yangs : Soma CD 784 (Lysis, featuring Roger Dean (piano, synthesisers), Ashley Brown (percussion), and Mick Hutton (bass)) (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p


Roger Dean

 

SONIC STONES : 2006 CD release on Tall Poppies. Contains an acousmatic composition by Dean, Piano Stones, and a major improvisation, given live to the Web, by the Electroband. The cover is by Peter Lyssiotis.

 

2002: New Music Network Australia, Network Sounds CD, including austraLYSIS recording of Evolution II. (A small number of copies available free on request and receipt of mailing costs)

2001, released on cross platform CD-Rom: 'Returning the Angles' by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean . Soma CD 787, ISBN 1 876783 01 X. A text/sound/performance work, including interactive VRML-animation (for Mac), or Quicktime movie (for PC). You can buy from austraLYSIS, for $25 AUD, or 10 pounds sterling, plus p & p.

austraLYSIS/LYSIS : "LYSIS Lives: Resounding in the Mirror", double CD, on Future Music Records (UK), FMR CD73-0900 (released December 2000). This comprises a reissue of LYSIS Live and LYSIS Plus (with Ken Wheeler), from the 1970s; together with new music by the austraLYSIS Electroband, recorded Australia, 2000. Price: $30AUD plus p & p.

 

Roger Dean, Hazel Smith and austraLYSIS : "Acouslytic", acousmatic and electroacoustic works by Roger Dean. (Tall Poppies, TP 153, released November 2000) Price : $25 AUD, from Tall Poppies: but Several of the tracks of this album can be previewed in Real Audio on the Digital Music Archive site.

RELEASED AUGUST 12 , 2000, by the Australian Music Centre:

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior,  an opera by Colin Bright and Amanda Stewart, performed by the Song Company and austraLYSIS, conducted by Roland Peelman. On Vox Australis VAST028-2.

 

austraLYSIS' recordings:


the austraLYSIS Electroband CD, 'Present Tense' Tall Poppies 109.
Computer interactive improvisations, using innovative technology involving MAX-interactive compositions written by Roger Dean and Greg White. Featuring Sandy Evans, (saxophones/wind controller), Roger Dean (keyboards/computers), Greg White (sound projection and manipulation, computers). Highly acclaimed by John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald. Several of the tracks of this album can be previewed in Real Audio on the Digital Music Archive site.
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p



"The Next Room" (double cd: Tall Poppies TP 050)
features Sandy Evans (saxophones), Tony Buck (percussion/samplers/electronics), Roger Dean (piano/keyboards/samplers/electronics)
Two sixty minute improvisations, one per cd. "phenomenal musicianship.....Even more remarkable than the sustained concentration and inspiration is the fact that each improvisation has an overall character quite distinct from its companion. ...All three musicians have proved their ability to play in "straight-ahead" jazz, rock and classical styles. Here, they forsake idiom and simply converse together.... the idiom of itself becomes a thrilling one, replete with complexes of sound as bright and clear as flying ice-chips.." (Sydney Morning Herald, 1995).
Price : $30 (AUD) plus p & p

"Moving the Landscapes" (CD Tall Poppies TP 007)

features Sandy Evans (saxophones): Tony Buck (percussion/electronics); Roger Dean (keyboards/electronics).
"Avant-garde....(a term) I think we can safely apply .. to austraLYSIS. Yet most of this is very accessible too. Try the first track, which begins in two, and then three rhythms simultaneously. Hear how smooth, coherent and exhilarating it is. .... This is a very remarkable CD which highlights the formidable piano and electric keyboard playing of the composer and leader Roger Dean, the sometimes freakish drumming of Tony Buck and the beautiful tenor and soprano tones of Sandy Evans. .. This is a high level achievement." Gail Brennan, Sydney Morning Herald, 1992.
"...consistently sustained musical process..stretching from one musical style through others and back to the original, the tight ensemble playing and group improvisation, musical vigour and energy, and finally, the execution of sound engineering/mixing which is always fully supportive of all the elements in the piece (another guernsey to Belinda Webster)......get a copy and listen to it!!!" Cathy Travers, Sounds Australian, 1992.
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Lysis Live : Mosaic GCM 762, with Roger Dean (piano, electric piano), Ashley Brown (percussion), Chris Laurence (bass) (vinyl lp).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Cycles : Mosaic GCM 774 with Roger Dean (piano/bass) and Ashley Brown (percussion) (vinyl lp). Re-released 2012 on CD, SOMA 788 (see above).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

The Solo Trumpet 1966-76: Soma 781, with John Wallace (trumpet) and LYSIS, including works by Henze, Rautavaara, Connolly, Wallace etc (vinyl lp)
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Dualyses : Soma 782, Hazel Smith (violin), Roger Dean (bass), and Ashley Brown (percussion) (vinyl lp). Re-released 2012 on CD, SOMA 788 (see above).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Lysis Plus : Mosaic GCM 791 Ken Wheeler (trumpet/flg) with LYSIS and guests, (vinyl lp)
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Superimpositions : Soma 783, improvisations by LYSIS, with James Fulkerson (trombone), Harry Beckett (trumpet), and others (vinyl lp). Re-released 2012 on CD, SOMA 788 (see above).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

The Wings of the Whale/You Yangs : Soma CD 784 (Lysis, featuring Roger Dean (piano, synthesisers), Ashley Brown (percussion), and Mick Hutton (bass)) (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Poet Without Language : Rufus RF 005 (Hazel Smith, sound texts and performance texts, with Roger Dean and/or austraLYSIS on some tracks) (CD). Nominated for the Prix Italia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Windows in Time : Tall Poppies TP 039 (works of Xenakis, Rue, Bright, Dean, Cresswell, Smith). An "essential" component of the contemporary music listener's armament. (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

 

Nuraghic Echoes : Rufus RF 025 Sound technodramas by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

The Riting of the Runda is an extraordinary piece-not the least because it is pleasurable, disturbing, eerie, melodious, sensuous, and a mind-game all at the same timechallenging, fascinating and engaging Sonia Mycak, Australian Women's Book Review.

If you are interested in the way rap uses syllables as a percussive unit, you might find in Hazel Smith's complex verbal rhythms a very exciting extension. Sometimes these word constructions evoke the sprung rhythms of Gerard Manley Hopkins and sometimes the musical/verbal webs of Berio. John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald.

Nuraghic Echoes is an extremely interesting addition to a long tradition of Australian innovation in sound poetry, and shows the important new directions that technology is able to take all of the arts. Lindsay Vickery, Sounds Australian.

 

Our own releases:


SOMA RECORDING AND PUBLISHING

(PO Box 225, Milperra, NSW 2214, Australia)

2001, released on cross platform CD-Rom: 'Returning the Angles' by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean . Soma CD 787, ISBN 1 876783 01 X. A text/sound/performance work, including interactive VRML-animation (for Mac), or Quicktime movie (for PC). You can buy from austraLYSIS, for $25 AUD plus p & p (rates for p & p are at the top of this page).

Hazel Smith's volume of short prose, poetry and peformance texts, keys round her tongue: (ISBN 1 876783 00 1)
Price : $15 (AUD)  plus p & p

The Solo Trumpet 1966-76: Soma 781, with John Wallace (trumpet) and LYSIS, including works by Henze, Rautavaara, Connolly, Wallace etc (vinyl lp)
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Dualyses : Soma 782, Hazel Smith (violin), Roger Dean (bass), and Ashley Brown (percussion) (vinyl lp)
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Superimpositions : Soma 783, improvisations by LYSIS, with James Fulkerson (trombone), Harry Beckett (trumpet), and others (vinyl lp)
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

The Wings of the Whale/You Yangs : Soma CD 784 (Lysis, featuring Roger Dean (piano, synthesisers), Ashley Brown (percussion), and Mick Hutton (bass)) (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p


Roger Dean

Poet Without Language : Soma CD 785 (joint release with Rufus RF 005; Hazel Smith, sound texts and performance texts, with Roger Dean and/or austraLYSIS on some tracks) (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Nuraghic Echoes : Soma CD 786 (joint release with Rufus RF 025; Sound technodramas by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean. Nominated for the Prix Italia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (CD).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Other commercial recordings featuring work by austraLYSIS :

Arc of Light : Jade CD JAD 1050, including austraLYSIS performances of works by Colin Bright and Roger Dean, together with a wide range of other music. (CD).
Price : $15 (AUD) plus p & p

Assembly : ACMA Vol 2 (1995) (contains Dean's Silent Nuraghi, an acousmatic work) (CD).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Network : Volume One : Discus3CD (1994) (Contains Dean's Fissuring Silence, 1993) (UK CD).
Price : $10(AUD) plus p & p

Crayon : Festschrift for Jackson Mac Low's 75 Birthday (1997) Contains 'Lowering the Sky' by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean (US CD).
Price : $15 (AUD) plus p & p

The Frog Peak Collaborations Project : 115 Pieces on a sound/text by Chris Mann. Contains Dean's Dust: The Scientist Speaks. (US Double CD).
Price : $30 (AUD) plus p & p

Harmonia:Australian Music Featuring Recorders. Ian Shanahan, recorders, with austraLYSIS and many others. Includes Shanahan's Lines of Light: Seven Improvisations, and Zodiac:Crystal Orbit Improvisations, played by austraLYSIS. Sidereal Records, SRCD001 (2004). Available from Mad CDs, phone + 61 2 9572 9669.

Walking the Faultlines (1997), a cd-rom interactive hypermedia piece of text, hypertext, sound and spoken text, with realtime sound manipulation. Released on the first cd-rom by the International Computer Music Association, San Francisco (ICMA CDR-001).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

 

Other Commercially Available publications by or relating to austraLYSIS, in some cases only available through the publishers:

Creative Improvisation, by Roger Dean (1989), Book published by Open University Press (UK/USA), together with tape.
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

New Structures in Jazz and Improvised Music since 1960, by Roger Dean (1991), Book published by Open University Press (UK/USA).
Price : $25 (AUD) plus p & p

Abstractly Represented: poems and performance texts by Hazel Smith (1991), Book published by Butterfly books. (Australia).
Price : $10 (AUD) plus p & p

Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts Since 1945, by Hazel Smith and Roger Dean (1997). Book published by Harwood Academic (Switzerland and UK; part of the Taylor and Francis Group, UK/USA). Price : $60 (AUD) hardback, $40 (AUD) paperback. Until this is completely sold out by the publisher, it may only be available through them; ask us for an update. In the Oxford Handbook of Computer Music (OUP 2009), eminent US improviser and scholar George Lewis describes Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts as a 'prescient' contribution.

 

BUY WITH PayPal by emailing us. Overseas orders : See the top of the page for pricing and postal costs. Prices here given in AUD (Australian). All austraLYSIS' releases on Tall Poppies and Rufus are now available for purchase as digital downloads from the Australian Music Centre website.