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Mrs Curly & the Norwegian Smoking Pipe – Book & CD

December 12th, 2014

This 15 track album and 40 page hardcover book documents 15 of my invented wind instruments. Mostly they have been played in a solo context in one of my ‘Live Looping’ shows or with the duo Dva. The instruments are often seen as fun and quirky, and some of them are! However this project is […]

“Slavka & Živko” – Slavka & Živko CD

February 13th, 2014

1. Ebay 2. Slavka’s Kitchen 3. Ibrahim 4. Big Boys Never Cry 5. Five Fishes 6. The Way It Is 7. Živko play that funky sound 8. You Don’t Know Me 9. Adriatic Sea All songs by Slavka & Živko. Recorded by Mark ‘Sparko’ Paltridge at Spark One Studios Maleny, Nov 2013. Mastered by Paul […]

“Kop That” – The Unusual Suspects

February 13th, 2014

1. Banjski Cocek 2. Bakers’ Dozen 3. Sao Roma 4. Lookout 5. Blaguno Dece 6. Sinar 7. Kop That 8. A Bre Ludo Adzamija 9. Blues have gone 10. Tresenitsa All songs composed or arranged by Linsey Pollak.  “Recorded at Witta Hall and mixed at Spark1 Studios, Maleny, Nov 2013 by Mark “Sparky” Paltridge assistant engineer – James Dalton. […]

Moving On – Paranormal Music Society

January 15th, 2014

10 track album Romano Crivici  – keys and violin.  Blair Greenberg – percussion and guitar.  Linsey Pollak – winds  The Paranormals (as they were fondly called) had a cult following in Sydney and were known for channeling the works of dead composers (especially Hidegarde Spumoni – a lesser known Baroque composer) and playing music whose notes were determined by […]

six four five eight…..six four seven eight – DVA

January 15th, 2014

“Dva” (Linsey Pollak & Tunji Beier)listen to mp3 audio tracks from CD ebenezer.mp3  Ebenezer lik lik.mp3   Lik Lik soursop.mp3   Soursop Even the dullest of us are fascinated by difference. Watch a child stare at a disabled person, a crowd gather at the scene of an accident, or heads turn at a man in a purple […]

Frog Music

January 15th, 2014

17 track album. Recorded and played by Linsey Pollak This music has been inspired by the incredible wealth of music that we can hear around us in the natural world. Frogs in particular provide a huge variety of amazing sounds. The music on this cd has all been created using the calls of subtropical eastern Australian frogs. On this cd there […]

Hybrid Winds

January 15th, 2014

19 track album. Recorded and played by Linsey Pollak This album contains original contemporary music played on a variety of hybrid wind instruments ranging from instruments designed and made by Linsey (like the gaidanet & saxillo) to the WX5 (a digital wind midi controller). It combines acoustic and digitally produced sounds and also draws on Balkan rhythms and modes.”Instruments used: […]

Anticipation – DVA

January 14th, 2014

“Dva” (Linsey Pollak & Tunji Beier)listen to tracks from CD: by candle light   by candlelight Crow & Kanjira   Crow & Kanjira “Anticipation” is both a new direction for Dva and a return to their musical roots. Over the last 14 years Dva has traversed a variety of musical landscapes as can be heard on their […]

&…remember to breathe

January 14th, 2014

“&…remember to breathe” was recorded to provide a sequence of music that could be used during KaHuna massage. It covers a huge range of styles from electrodance to ambient. It uses sounds ranging from self made clarinis (simple clarinets) and soprano sax,  to the sounds of animals and breath played using a midi wind controller. […]

Make your own Mr Curly & Other Clarinets – eBook (PDF_17mb)

January 13th, 2014

  This book will show you how to make your own musical instruments. The instruments in this book are all members of the clarinet family. I have developed these designs and measurements over the last 25 years and included in this book are 13 instruments with various tunings and materials. The materials for the instruments […]