Soundwaves: An influence across the seas

Friday 1 June 2012 at the David Josefowitz Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London

RAM project

While Australia bears many roots in Anglo-Celtic, European and Indigenous traditions, Australian music also boasts a rich influence from the Far East. This performance was a poetic juxtaposition of significant contemporary Japanese and Australian works from the flute repertory that highlighted this interplay between two cultures, from the choice of subject matter to the specific musical language.


Voice (1971) by Toru Takemitsu

Goldfish Through Summer Rain (1979) by Anne Boyd

Demons (2004) by Brett Dean

Toward the Sea for alto flute and guitar (1981) by Toru Takemitsu

Sonata (1992) by Carl Vine


Agatha Yim, Flute

Belle Chen, Piano

David Massey, Guitar