Silent Recordings
Unpredictable Music for
Unreliable Times

Artists:

CODA
Prop
Telemetry Orchestra
Tracky Dax

Compilations:

Around The Block
Nocturnal Emissions
Silent Soundtracks
Sounds of Silent
This Show Is About People

Rouseabout Records
Keeping it Real

Artists:

Bondi Cigars
Cathie O'Sullivan
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band
Donna Fisk and Michael Cristian
Eric Bogle
Fiddlers Feast
Gary Shearston
Gordon Lightfoot
Herb Superb
Jim Low
Julie Wilson
Koori Classic
Kym Pitman
Marcus Holden
Mic Conway's National Junk Band
Nyalgodi Scotty Martin
Roger Knox
Russell Morris
Warren Fahey & Luke Webb
Warren Fahey & Max Cullen (DEAD MEN TALKING)

Compilations:

Down By The Billabong
The World Turned Upside-Down
Forte – Golden Fiddlers
Stand Up & Shout

Yesterday's Australia:

Barbara James
Bob Dyer
Bobby Limb
Buddy Williams
Dame Nellie Melba
Florence Austral
Frank Coughlan
John Brownlee
Johnny Ashcroft
Percy Grainger
Reg Lindsay
Shirley Thoms
Smoky Dawson
Strella Wilson
Tex Morton
Tex Morton and Sister Dorrie
Warren Fahey's Diggers

Yesterday's Australia Compilations:

Australian Radio Serials
Australian Hillbilly Radio Hits
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 1
Australian Stars of the International Music Hall Voume 2
Band in a Waistcoat Pocket
Mastertouch Pianola
Strike up the Band
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 1
Stars of Australian Stage & Radio Vol 2

Yep! Records
Music Without Compromise

Artists:

Antenna
Jenny Morris
Michal Nicholas
The Lovetones
Saints of India
Screw the Pooch
sounditout
Southend

This Show Is About People
Shuan Parker

This Show Is About People is a daring music-theatre-dance collaboration between dancer-choreographer and counter-tenor Shaun Parker and the renowned musicians and vocalists Mara and Llew Kiek. In the theatrical production the audience observes a group of strangers found in a transit lounge who are compelled to question their belief systems and the fundamental aspects of humanity. Robust, high-impact dance is layered with intricate gesture and fused with a sensitive array of live music. Drawing surprising connections between experiences both intense and peaceful, vigorous and gentle, This Show Is About People shows us how our sense of fun and capacity for joy depends as much on other people as on ourselves.
 
Shaun Parker’s unique choreographic language is a result of his distinctive creative history spanning singing, acting, directing, writing, design and choreography. As a dancer and counter-tenor, Parker has worked across music, dance and theatre, appearing in Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre, Force Majeure, The Song Company, Chunky Move, Sydney Theatre Company, Sasha Waltz in Berlin, Meredith Monk in New York and Compagnie ALIAS in Switzerland. Parker’s work has toured throughout Australia, Germany and Asia and in 2006 he was awarded the Robert Helpmann Scholarship for choreographic research.
 
The other worldly soundtrack produced by CODA's Nick Wales and Mara & Llew Kiek features Bulgarian and medieval music and shepherds them into a chillingly contemporary setting to express the depth and complexity of emotional and spiritual ideas broached in This Show Is About People.
 

This Show Is About People
'Various Artists'
Catalogue Number SIL016

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This Show Is About People is music, dance and theatre at it's most arresting and world premiered at the Melbourne International Festival 2007 and the Sydney Festival 2008.

Track Listing:

  1. Neno le
  2. La Bella Noeva
  3. Sabrali Sa Sa
  4. Down in Yon Forest
  5. Polegnala e Pschenitsa
  6. Mesechinko lyo
  7. Lamento D’Arianna
  8. Chaconetta Tedescha
  9. Neven Tsafti
  10. Koji lyo
  11. Aquila Altera
  12. River Wide
     

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What the media have said...

“Has there ever been a better soundtrack from an Australian show?”
(John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)

"An intricate and expressive work manipulated by music and machinery... sensuous and hard-edged... dangerous and daring"
(Sydney Morning Herald)