Rhythm Spike

Rhythm Spike

John Psathas

Best Classical Album 2000 NZ Music Awards
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New Zealand String Quartet
Michael Houstoun (piano)
Deidre Irons (piano)
Dan Poynton (piano)
David Downes (guitar)
Neil Becker (guitar)
Brian Resnick (drums)
Murray Hickman (percussion)
Stephen Gosling (piano)
David Arend (bass)


John Psathas' personal artistic vision was realised with full intensity and integrity in his award winning debut, Rhythm Spike.

John is New Zealand's most internationally performed composer. His music draws equally on classical, jazz and rock traditions and is performed by artists from a variety of disciplines, from jazz (Michael Brecker) to contemporary classical (Evelyn Glennie). John's most prestigious achievement to date was to compose the music for the opening the 2004 Olympic Games.

"There is no excuse for not treating yourself ... Get spiked!"
- William Dart, THE LISTENER




RAT-D008 (November, 1999)

Production: Steve Garden, John Psathas
Recording: Steve Garden
Mixed at: The Garden Shed
Executive Production: Keith Hill
Graphic Design: Tim Gummer Design
Cover Art: Dylan Raethel
Photography: Keith Hill, Tim Gummer


Spike  (8.18)
Part One:  (3:24)
   Part Two:  (1.12)
   Part Three:  (1.52)
   Part Four:  (2.27)
Motet  (14.47)
Drum Dances:
Part One:  (1:16)
   Part Two:  (2.35)
   Part Three:  (2.53)
   Part Four:  (2.36)
Waiting for the Aeroplane  (7.27)
Abhisheka  (8.40)
Stream 3.3  (13.27)

John Psathas' scores are available from Promethean-Editions