Thank you to our generous donors who contributed towards costs for The Emerald Phoenix CD. All recording is now complete and post-production is nearly finalised. We can’t wait to release the CD which should be soon.
The Emerald Phoenix is a CD of music by Brooke Green. Inspired by the phoenix who rises from the ashes, there is a theme of transformation: of hope after sorrow, of triumph over adversity.
Over the last couple of years, we have been recording many of Brooke’s works – this CD will be on Tall Poppies featuring viol players Laura Vaughan, Daniel Yeadon, Brooke Green, Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex, Laura Moore and theorbo player Simon Martyn-Ellis.
Brooke’s music creates new repertoire for the viol and draws attention to Australia’s suppressed or forgotten histories. Shamim and Batoh were refugee children struggling to live and obtain schooling on Nauru. Reza Barati and Hamed Shamshiripour were refugees in detention on Manus Island who died tragically far too young. Singing Mungo Lady tells the story of Mungo Lady’s long journey home.
We’re also making studio recordings of the popular Phoenix Chaconne and a setting of Aphra Behn’s poem: The Dream. Click to view the live concert videos.