The austraLYSIS Electroband
Creating Australian Improvised Musics
"makes music on more technology than the Navy possesses" (Sydney Morning Herald, 2000)
"those doyens of computerised music" (Sydney Morning Herald, 2008)
"one of the best improvising bands in the world" (Time Out, Sydney, 2009)
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austraLYSIS has developed unusual techniques for control of rhythmic, timbral and harmonic interaction, and since 1995 has used computer interactive and networked technology in the austraLYSIS Electroband. "Incredible interaction" said the Wire (UK); "eclectic and consummate" said BBC Radio 3. Formed by Roger Dean in 1970 as the innovative European group LYSIS, austraLYSIS has played in 30 countries, and made more than thirty commercial recordings.
The Electroband repertoire is based around free and process/interaction improvisation and comprovisation, mainly using compositions of Roger Dean, many written in the programming platform MAX/MSP. Novel computer interaction, real-time computational sound processing and generation is used to complement and extend the acoustic instruments (primarily piano, saxophones), and often to form a complete continuum with them. A new electroband CD, History Goes Everywhere, has been recorded and mixed, and is in production for release in 2014.
Members of the Electroband: Roger Dean (piano, computer); Sandy Evans (saxophones); Greg White (computer). austraLYSIS member Phil Slater often performs with the Electroband also.
Australian novelist and poet David Malouf has written of austraLYSIS' Tall Poppies cd Moving the Landscapes:
John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald (2013) on our MultiPiano album: ‘trail-blazing’,'willing grooves', 'earthy approach', ‘surprising and disquieting’, ‘exquisite’, ‘crystalline or tumultuous’, ‘brilliant musicianship’, ‘exploding with vivacity'.
BOOKINGS and Enquiries to : austraLYSIS Productions, PO Box 225, Milperra, NSW 2214. Telephone : + 61 481 309612. email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Go here to find some sound samples of the austraLYSIS Electroband.