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Troubairitz / Contemporary Chamber Works

Audio Samples

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz
>     Intro - What I Write Now (extract)
>     What I Write Now
>     Secret Wishes
>     Since I Refused
>     Beloved Friend
>     Now He Is Gone
>     Winter
>     I Walk Alone
>     Outro (extract)
>Davies, Tansy : Neon, for ensemble
>Davies, Tansy : Salt Box, for bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, viola, cello, piano & percussion
>Davies, Tansy : Greenhouses, for voice & ensemble
>Davies, Tansy : Inside Out 2, for bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & piano
>Davies, Tansy : Grind Show (electric), for flute, clarinet, prepared piano, violin, cello & electronics
>FND, Geist : Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Calix, Mira : Greenhouses Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>L'Abbé, Tivannagh : Ligature Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Prokofiev, Gabriel : Neon 'Non-Dub' Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Wallin, Rolf : Arabica Overdrive Remix (after Tansy Davies)

Album Summary

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz
>Davies, Tansy : Neon, for ensemble
>Davies, Tansy : Salt Box, for bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, viola, cello, piano & percussion
>Davies, Tansy : Greenhouses, for voice & ensemble
>Davies, Tansy : Inside Out 2, for bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & piano
>Davies, Tansy : Grind Show (electric), for flute, clarinet, prepared piano, violin, cello & electronics
>FND, Geist : Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Calix, Mira : Greenhouses Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>L'Abbé, Tivannagh : Ligature Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Prokofiev, Gabriel : Neon 'Non-Dub' Remix (after Tansy Davies)
>Wallin, Rolf : Arabica Overdrive Remix (after Tansy Davies)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"With Tansy Davies, contemporary street life pulses through particularly strongly...As a young teenager she played in rock bands. As an older teenager she discovered Boulez and Ligeti. Formal composition training followed. What emerged was music that breaks down categories. Abrasive and abrupt, it's both classical and non-classical, infused with funk and alternative rock, and it fills this exuberant new CD." -The Times

This is the first ever CD devoted to the work of Tansy Davies, a leading female composer who has worked extensively with high-profile ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Davies offers a fresh, distinctive sound incorporating elements of funk, jazz, and folk into contemporary classical music. Includes performances from the Royal Academy of Music's Azalea ensemble, conducted by Christopher Austin.



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>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Intro - What I Write Now (extract)
  • Performers: Anna Snow (Voice); Damien Harron (Percussion); Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Neon, for ensemble
  • Performers: Aisha Orazbayeva (Violin); Azalea Ensemble; Hannah Gill (Piano); Adam Clifford (Percussion); Victoria Harrild (Cello); Toby Kelly (Saxophone); Scott Lygate (Clarinet); Hannah Gill (Keyboards); Adam Wynter (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Davies, Tansy : Salt Box, for bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, viola, cello, piano & percussion
  • Performers: Victoria Harrild (Cello); Adam Clifford (Percussion); Hannah Gill (Keyboards); Toby Kelly (Saxophone); Scott Lygate (Clarinet); Hannah Gill (Piano); Adam Wynter (Double Bass); Azalea Ensemble; Aisha Orazbayeva (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 11 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Greenhouses, for voice & ensemble
  • Performers: Roman Browne (Flute); Anna Snow (Voice); Azalea Ensemble; Adam Wynter (Double Bass); Adam Clifford (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Davies, Tansy : Inside Out 2, for bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & piano
  • Performers: Hannah Gill (Piano); Asher Zaccardelli (Viola); Azalea Ensemble; Aisha Orazbayeva (Violin); Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon); Hannah Gill (Keyboards); Scott Lygate (Clarinet); Victoria Harrild (Cello); Michael Kidd (Horn)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: What I Write Now
  • Performers: Azalea Ensemble; Anna Snow (Voice); Damien Harron (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Secret Wishes
  • Performers: Azalea Ensemble; Anna Snow (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Since I Refused
  • Performers: Anna Snow (Voice); Damien Harron (Percussion); Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Beloved Friend
  • Performers: Anna Snow (Voice); Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Now He Is Gone
  • Performers: Damien Harron (Percussion); Anna Snow (Voice); Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Winter
  • Performers: Anna Snow (Voice); Azalea Ensemble; Damien Harron (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: I Walk Alone
  • Performers: Azalea Ensemble; Anna Snow (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005

>Davies, Tansy : Grind Show (electric), for flute, clarinet, prepared piano, violin, cello & electronics
  • Performers: Roman Browne (Flute); Hannah Gill (Piano); Hannah Gill (Keyboards); Scott Lygate (Clarinet); Victoria Harrild (Cello); Aisha Orazbayeva (Violin); Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>FND, Geist : Remix (after Tansy Davies)
  • Performer: Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Dirty Electronics.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Calix, Mira : Greenhouses Remix (after Tansy Davies)
  • Performers: Brian McOmber (Drums); Tansy Davies (Voice); Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>L'Abbé, Tivannagh : Ligature Remix (after Tansy Davies)
  • Performer: Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Prokofiev, Gabriel : Neon 'Non-Dub' Remix (after Tansy Davies)
  • Performers: Aisha Orazbayeva (Violin); Azalea Ensemble; Toby Kelly (Saxophone); Adam Wynter (Double Bass); Victoria Harrild (Cello); Scott Lygate (Clarinet); Hannah Gill (Piano); Hannah Gill (Keyboards); Adam Clifford (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Ensemble: Azalea Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wallin, Rolf : Arabica Overdrive Remix (after Tansy Davies)
  • Performer: Azalea Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Davies, Tansy : Troubairitz :: Outro (extract)
  • Performers: Azalea Ensemble; Anna Snow (Voice)
  • Conductor: Christopher Austin
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2005