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Still Night (Andrea Keller)1 - Cover-Still Night

 

Multi award-winning pianist and composer, Andrea Keller has created a sublime meditation on the omnipresent sentiments of death, grief and loss. Incorporating poetry that spans centuries and the globe, Still Night: Music in Poetry is a song-cycle composed by Keller (2016), and features Australian jazz vocalists Vince Jones and Gian Slater, alongside Julien Wilson (saxophone/bass clarinet), Stephen Magnusson (guitar) and Andrea Keller (piano).

 

As Robert White so eloquently wrote, “Meditating on a beautiful expression of sadness can help to provide a thoroughly uplifting sense of consolation”. Still Night engages listeners in a sensitive – and ultimately consoling – conversation on this delicate topic.

 

Released November 30, 2017 

All compositions and arrangements by Andrea Keller 

Performed by:

Gian Slater - voice 
Vince Jones - voice 
Julien Wilson - tenor saxophone and bass clarinet 
Stephen Magnusson - guitar 
Andrea Keller - piano

 

Recorded at the Melbourne Recital Centre in the Salon December 14th 2016 
Recording engineer Blake Stickland 
Mixed and Mastered by Philip Rex at Paper Mache Studio
Graphic Design by Luke Fraser

Track Listing Show

  1. Listen
    Poetry by Izumi Shikibu. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  2. FINIS
    Poetry by E.E.Cummings. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  3. When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be
    Poetry by John Keats. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  4. So Tired Of Having Suffered
    Marcel Proust. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  5. Where My Books Go
    Poetry by W.B.Yeats. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
    Poetry by Dylan Thomas. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  7. Listen (Instrumental Reprise)
    Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  8. The Night
    Poetry by Richard James Allen. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  9. Darest Thou Now O Soul
    Poetry by Walt Whitman. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  10. If Death Is Kind
    Poetry by Sara Teasdale. Music composed by Andrea Keller.
  11. i am a little church (no great cathedral)
    Poetry by E.E.Cummings. Music composed by Andrea Keller.