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Lisa Young Quartet: Grace

Read "Grace" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Lisa Young Quartet released their third and fourth recordings in close proximity to one another. Of The Eternal Pulse (Self Produced, 2012), colleague Ian Patterson observes of the Melbourne-native Young's influences,

“Young--a student of south Indian music for many years--has developed a hybrid improvisational style that combines the rhythmic contours of konnakol ...

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Lisa Young Rehearsing With Gondwana Choirs: "Tha Thin Tha"

Lisa Young Rehearsing With Gondwana Choirs: "Tha Thin Tha"

For the 2014 Gondwana Choirs National Choral School in Sydney, Melbourne composer Lisa Young was commissioned as Composer in Residence to write a massed choir piece for all the Gondwana choirs to perform. The piece incorporates 'konnakol' the South Indian rhythmic vocal language, which is a sophisticated style of vocal percussion. It was premiered as the finale in the concert ...

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Stem Artist Lisa Young Commissioned For The Australian Voices

Stem Artist Lisa Young Commissioned For The Australian Voices

Following the success of Other Plans (Lisa Young's 2009 commission work for The Australian Voices), The Australian Voices Choir has commissioned a new work from Young for 2014. Young is working on a choral arrangement (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) of 'Misra Chappu', incorporating the melody of this work from newly released “The Eternal Pulse" album under STEM. 'Misra Chappu' is ...

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Stem Artist Lisa Young - Artist In Residence - Commissioned To Write A Massed Choir Piece For Gondwana Voices

Stem Artist Lisa Young - Artist In Residence - Commissioned To Write A Massed Choir Piece For Gondwana Voices

Gondwana Choirs commissioned Stem's Artist Lisa Young to write a massed choir piece for their national choral school. Lisa Young is Gondwana Voices 'Composer In Residence'. This piece was premiered at: Gondwana Choirs National Choral School Concerts, The Concourse, Chatswood, Australia on Saturday January 18th, 2014 during the “saturday concerts" The Saturday concerts were the culmination of ...

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"Check Your Pulse" Short Documentary Series Released

"Check Your Pulse" Short Documentary Series Released

Check Your Pulse is the full documentary combining the 3 shorter documentaries that give an insight into the music of the Lisa Young Quartet, featuring Lisa Young voice/konnakol, Stephen Magnusson guitar, Ben Robertson double bass and Dave Beck drums/cajon. The documentary discusses the process of making of the quartet's 2012 release The Eternal Pulse, which uses elements of jazz and ...

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Lisa Young Quartet: The Eternal Pulse

Read "The Eternal Pulse" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Melbourne jazz singer Lisa Young has been a mainstay of the Australian jazz scene for over two decades, whether leading quartets or as a member of Coco's Lunch, the award winning a cappella group she co-founded in the mid-1990s. The Eternal Pulse--her fourth album as leader--marries konnakol with Young's personal take on vocal improvisation in an ...

Take Five With Lisa Young

Read "Take Five With Lisa Young" reviewed by Lisa Young

Meet Lisa Young:

Lisa Young is on a constant voyage of exploration and creation of vocal works using a diverse vocal language resonating from a personal sound bank aesthetic built over many years as an improvising singer.

She performs and records with her jazz quartet, and with vocal and percussion group Coco's Lunch. Her ...

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The Lisa Young Quartet lauches "The Eternal Pulse" Official Music Video in celebration of International Women's Day

The Lisa Young Quartet lauches "The Eternal Pulse" Official Music Video in  celebration of International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Lisa Young Quartet, launches it’s official music video release, featuring the single “Tha Thin Tha" (Ta Din Ta) from their new album The Eternal Pulse. Filmed on a winter’s day at Ferdydurke in Melbourne, director Tabata Piccinelli’s vision was to weave the creation of the Eternal Pulse album artwork by artist Elizabeth Vercoe, with ...