Isobue - ros bandt (2008)
This is a double CD of Ros Bandt's evocative music and intoxicating sound creations. It is inspired by and celebrates the Japanese Sea Whistle, the Isobue, an endangered sound of the Ama free divers who live in harmony with the ocean in their sustainable fishing.
Sea Folk Voices is instrumental music for koto, psaltery, flutes, and piano with soundscapes. Shima: 8 sonic haiku for Kumi, radiophonic acoustic poems in English and Japanese. Iso Nageki, Sea Lament, a reflective meditation simulating the underwater sonic world of the divers, and composed originally in 5.1 surround sound. It's a plea to mind the ocean. Ama no Isobue is a short electroacoustic soundscape. This exquisite music was made on Ros Bandt's ABC Radiophonic artist's residency.