Different Tracks

Different Tracks



From diverse traditions, the contemporary artists who contribute to Different Tracks are moving beyond the conventional: developing new techniques, mapping new territories, making new tracks in the search for inventive, technically rigorous, and emotionally engaging music.

Different Tracks is a collection of ‘sound maps’ written and performed by individuals keen to explore the soundscape they inhabit. As suits a land into which many and varied influences have poured, these are highly individual pieces with singular textures and distinct aural palettes. What they have in common is that each starts from the base of inherited musical traditions, but the way these have been selected, blended and transformed by the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of the artists involved, marks them as unique and individual journeys.

RAT-D003 (August, 1993)

This project was made possible with the support of the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of NZ, and the NZ Composer’s Foundation

Recording: Steve Garden
Technical Production: Tim Gummer
Executive Production: Keith Hill
Artwork and Design: Gail Haffern

Through the air, That we breathe, Through the currents, Of the sea, Through the pulse, Of the earth, Through the waves, Of the air, Through the rays, Of the sun, Through all life, Out in space
- from Fax to Paris (Phil Dadson, From Scratch)