I call her a musical magpie because her music glitters with references to a huge range of styles including tango, rock, electronics, folk and music theatre. Cathie Travers is one of Australia’s most unique composers and we have recently been doing some presentations around Perth talking stories and music from Women of Note.
Here is one of the pieces Cathie plays, in a helpful Youtube clip that explains how she is using the electronics to layer the sound.
If you want to hear Cathie play this and other pieces live (and hear some stories about the rise of Australian women composers) then come down to the State Library on Saturday 3rd November 2pm. We’ll be set up in the outdoor Love2Read Cafe. There will be Cathie’s CD’s and my book on sale plus loads of bargains at ‘The Big Book and Music Sale’.
Hopefully the sun will be shining again by then and it will the perfect afternoon to lounge at the cafe and enjoy the entertainment!
Such peaceful and interesting music thanks for the clip. I hope Saturday goes well and the sun shines! Steph
Hi Steph glad you liked the music – everywhere we go everyone loves it. I forgot to mention the piece is called Elegy and it was inspired by the mistreatment of animals by the human species.