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Lisa Young AU

Lisa Young is well known to World and Jazz Music listeners as a creative vocal stylist and improviser, incorporating Indian and African elements in her work. A longtime student of maestro Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani in Chennai, India, Lisa specializes in "Konnakol" - South Indian vocal percussion. She has studied South Indian music since 1994, both in Australia and in India. In 2010 she received the Monash-Pratt Post Graduate Award for her PhD Music Performance candidature at Monash University. Lisa Young Quartet's album "Grace" won the prestigious "Bell award" for "Best Australian Vocal Jazz Album" in 2007

Grace

Label: STEM
Released: 2014
Track listing: Grace; 'Cause I Weep; Sa Ri Ga; A Change Of Plea; Free Flow; If We Be; Drifting; Mani's Samba; The Moon Has Made Other Plans; Overflow.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

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 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

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 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

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 ...

The Eternal Pulse

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: The Internal Pulse; Misra Chappu: Tha Thin Tha; The Turning; The Glide; The Eternal Pulse; The Exchange; Rupaka.

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

"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 ...

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Lisa Young And The Nylons in Borneo Jazz May 2013

Featuring the music of Lisa Young AU
Duration: 04:15

At the end of the first night at Borneo Jazz , the fabulous Nylons from Canada invited Lisa to join in the fun, and boy they had loads of fun.

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I've Grown Accustomed to His Face

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Label: self-produced
Released: 0
Duration: 6:04


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