Follow Me Through the Red Ash
'Follow Me Through the Red Ash' is the debut album of saxophonist and composer, Cheryl Durongpisitkul. Written throughout 2016 - 2017, the composition explores techniques drawn from musical elements within Igor Stravinsky's ballet, 'Petrushka'. The composition is a through-composed piece written alongside a narrative; the themes in the piece are often directly connected to the characters in the story. The album merges modern jazz with prog rock, 20th century classical and explores improvisation through many different contexts. The piece moves between shimmering landscapes and muddy terrains, weaving the main themes throughout the densely textured composition.
Recorded at Echidna Studio, June 2017.
Composed in 2011, SeeSaw plays with light and dark combining floating melodies with jilted grooves.
Recorded at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, June, 2013.
The Porcupine Bear
(live recording - music from 1:48)
Composed during the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music in 2013,The Porcupine Bear combines modern jazz and classical influences.
Recorded live at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, June 2013.