Superclusters

BREE VAN REYK – Superclusters

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Debut album from Bree van Reyk featuring collaborations with Mick Turner and Jim White (Dirty Three), Véronique Serret and more.


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Description

Bree van Reyk is a drummer, percussionist, composer and sound artist who makes unconventional and tradition-challenging performance works. Her music resides in the intersection between contemporary classical, indie-rock and performance art. Her musical universe is rich, collaborative and spontaneous; within lives an adventurous sensibility. A knack for noticing the little things and their counterpoints. Darkness and light, pain and pleasure, reality and escape.

Her latest project “SUPERCLUSTERS”, the debut lead under her namesake is a collaboration in five parts where Bree invited some of her closest friends and contemporaries to listen and contribute including Mick Turner and Jim White of Dirty Three. 

The forty two minutes of instrumental compositions seemingly drift in an endless and expansive void – dark, but not desolate; vast, but not isolating. There’s something heavy floating in an unknown, deep, and ever evolving space. This kind of thick, heavy air is gradually infiltrated by dust and ants, busy little small beings and their breaths. At the same time blooms of light are glimpsed, their warmth felt from a distance.

Bree van Reyk
Bree van Reyk - live performance

Over the past 20 or so years Bree has forged a unique career playing and recording with a wide range of artists including Gurrumul, Emma Donovan, Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and Mike Patton.

As a sound artist Bree has been commissioned by MOFO, AGNSW, GOMA, NGV and the MCA, who acquired her performance work, Molto Echo, made in collaboration with Lauren Brincat, for their permanent collection.

Recent commissions include Threaded in Amongst the Infinite Threading for Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire – part of their ARIA Award-winning ‘Bower’ release – The Invisible Bird for Sydney Chamber Opera, and Fanfare for Solidarity for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Bree lives and works on the un-ceded lands of the Gadigal, Bidjigal and Awabakal people. 

Bree is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the supervision of Liza Lim in the Composing Women Program.

“In writing each of the parts that make up Superclusters my aim was simply to start from where the previous part had ended and see what would happen next through listening and improvisation. What eventuates as a composition (piece/part/track) is arrived at through a repeated practice of firstly finding a mode of sound-making that feels like the right thing to do at the time, then listening and finding the sounds that feel like the right thing to do next, to infinity. I want to establish semi-static sonic spaces and explore what is around the edges of them – what is hiding, what is emerging, what is next along the pathway.”

Bree van Reyk - Superclusters cover art

1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V

Released April 8, 2022
LP / CD / Digital
HOB 064

Composer: Bree van Reyk
Producer: Bree van Reyk
Sound Recording, Mix and Mastering Engineer: Bob Scott
Recorded at: Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney
Additional Sound Recording: Neil Thomason, Mick Turner
Artwork and graphic design: Chloe Goldsmith
Interaction design: Annie McKinnon

Bree van Reyk - Drum kit 2021

1. Superclusters Part I (5:43) –
Bree van Reyk (vibraphone, drums, crotales), Véronique Serret – (violin), Evan Mannell (drums), Zoe Hauptmann (upright bass), Ben Hauptmann (electric guitar), Jess Green (electric guitar), Nick Wales (viola), Jason Noble (bass clarinet), Sandy Evans (saxophones), Timothy Constable (vibraphone), Joshua Hill (marimba, crotales). .

2. Superclusters Part II (11:09) –
Bree van Reyk (vibraphone, drums, crotales), Véronique Serret – (violin), Mick Turner (electric guitar), Evan Mannell (drums), Zoe Hauptmann (upright bass), Ben Hauptmann (electric guitar), Jess Green (electric guitar), Nick Wales (viola), Jason Noble (bass clarinet), Sandy Evans (saxophones), Freya Schack-Arnott (‘cello), Timothy Constable (vibraphone), Joshua Hill (marimba, crotales), The Letter String Quartet: Lizzy Welsh (violin), Steph O’Hara (violin), Biddy Connor (viola), Zoë Barry (‘cello).

3. Superclusters Part III (6:55) –
Bree van Reyk (vibraphone, drums), Véronique Serret – (violin), Jim White (drums), Mick Turner (electric guitar), Zoe Hauptmann (upright bass), Nick Wales (viola), Jason Noble (bass clarinet), Sandy Evans (saxophones), Freya Schack-Arnott (nyckelharpa), Timothy Constable (vibraphone), Joshua Hill (marimba), Mohammed Lelo (qanun), The Letter String Quartet: Lizzy Welsh (violin), Steph O’Hara (violin), Biddy Connor (viola), Zoë Barry (‘cello).

4. Superclusters Part IV (6:36) –
Bree van Reyk (vibraphone, drums), Jim White (drums), Mick Turner (electric guitar), Timothy Constable (vibraphone), Joshua Hill (marimba), Mohammed Lelo (qanun).

5. Superclusters Part V (11:10) –
Bree van Reyk (vibraphone, drums, crotales), Véronique Serret – (violin), Mick Turner (electric guitar), Evan Mannell (drums), Zoe Hauptmann (upright bass), Ben Hauptmann (acoustic guitar), Jess Green (electric guitar), Nick Wales (viola), Jason Noble (bass clarinet, clarini), Sandy Evans (saxophones), Freya Schack-Arnott (‘cello), Timothy Constable (vibraphone), Joshua Hill (marimba, crotales), Mohammed Lelo (qanun), The Letter String Quartet: Lizzy Welsh (violin), Steph O’Hara (violin), Biddy Connor (viola), Zoë Barry (‘cello).

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BREE VAN REYK – Superclusters
AUD $ 9.09AUD $ 36.36