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Melbourne jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll presents TRANSITIVE CYCLES – an enchanting cosmic composition for Rhodes, synth, horns, shakuhachi flute, bulbul tarang, double bass, Moog guitar, analogue electronics, percussion and Melbourne’s extraordinary public sound sculpture: the Federation Bells.

Recorded live at its Melbourne International Jazz Festival premiere, the work features interactive improvisation between the bells and an ensemble of sensational musicians, with McAll masterfully leading the interplay on keyboards and his self-made instrument ‘Chucky’ (various music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics), creating an unforgettably ethereal soundscape on the banks of the Yarra River.

Limited pressing of 300 copies


Barney McAll – Rhodes, Chucky (self-made Instrument), Bulbul Tarang, Federation Bells

Julien Wilson – Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet

Adrian Sherriff – Trombone, Moog Taurus, Shakuhachi Flute, Buchla Music Easel, Bata Drums

Steve Magnusson – Moog Guitar

Leigh Fisher – Drums, Modular Synthesis

Jordan Tarento – Acoustic Bass

All compositions © Barney McAll except “Forgotten Love” by Mike Nock (Fourth Way Music)

Recorded live at the Federation Bells, Birrarung Marr 20.06.2018 for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Live sound by Andrea Ficara for Moon Mother Productions
Recorded and mixed by Harry Williamson
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Melbourne
Curated and produced by Miles Brown
Art and design by Luke Fraser at Grin Creative
Original photo by Rebecca Barnard

The music on this album was commissioned by the City of Melbourne