ePea Productions / Studio

ePea is a very small audio production / studio service and a project of Bassist EP of Canberra Australia

Contact > canbjazz@gmail.com

 

ePea has done hundreds of local live jazz and classical recordings.  They are provided free to performers and only for distribution with their agreement.  You will find them occasionally published on YouTube or otherwise, broadcast on ArtSound FM 92.7 and sometimes released on CDs.

 

Here are some samples >

Youtube Musica da Camera > https://tinyurl.com/tmedcy3

Youtube Tilt Trio > https://tinyurl.com/tu9xwbf

 

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The Pots > https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

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CDs only available for MdaC, It's about time, Going viral and Pumpkin discomforts

 

 

 


 

 

The Pots.  Mushroom meditations

 

Meditations for spirit and intellect.  Bassist EP collects muse-worthy quotes to embed within minimalist expanses, pleasing to the ear and occasionally challenging to the spirit.

 

1. France (5:28)
2. Elliot Woolf Beckett (5:27)
3. Harrington Miller (7:12)
4. Gillard Einstein (6:56)
5. Sagan (8:12)
6. Greer Durrell Wilner (5:04)
7. Ridere con cari amici (4:27)

 

The Pots is a project of bassist EP of Canberra Australia

ePea Productions/Studio -- ePea-006 -- ©15 Jan 2022
canbjazz@gmail.com  -- http://canberrajazz.net/ePea.htm

Listen and purchase > https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

 

The Pots on >
Spotify > https://tinyurl.com/3mstb39f
YouTube > https://tinyurl.com/ym2zj9t5
Amazon Music > https://tinyurl.com/ssp43jv4
Also on Apple Music and many other streaming sites

 

Lyrics

 

Thanks to NASA for the cover pic The day the Earth smiled, photographed by the Cassini spacecraft from Saturn 19 July 2019.  It's not strictly Sagan's Pale blue dot from Voyager dated 14 Feb 1990 but related and respectful and similarly awe-inspiring.  Quotes are widely distributed on the Net other than that of Spike Wilner.  Thanks to Spike for approval to use his quote from Smalls newsletter of 13 Dec 2016.  (Ya gotta love Smalls!)

 

Mushroom meditations' release date (15 Jan) celebrates two favourite institutions.  On this date, the British Museum opened to the public (1759) and Wikipedia went online (2001).

 

 

 


 

The Pots (appearing as the Potsherds)

Play midi for me

 

An admiring and sometimes playful postmodern venture into classical music through midi and more

 

1. J Pachelbel: Canon in D (4:13)

2. JS Bach: Concerto for two violins and strings, Dmin BWV1043, I Vivace (3:36)

3. JS Bach: Concerto for two violins and strings, Dmin BWV1043, II Largo ma non tanto (3:45)

4. JS Bach: Concerto for two violins and strings, Dmin BWV1043, III Allegro (4:22)

5. GF Handel: Capriccio Fmaj HWV481 (3:04)

6. WA Mozart: Symphony no.18 Fmaj K130, I Allegro (3:20)

7. WA Mozart: Symphony no.18 Fmaj K130, II Andantino grazioso (3:02)

8. WA Mozart: Symphony no.18 Fmaj K130, III Menuetto-Trio (0:52)

9. WA Mozart: Symphony no.18 Fmaj K130, IV Allegro molto (4:59)

10. H Purcell: Music for the funeral of Queen Mary Z860 (10:43)

 

The Pots is a project of bassist EP of Canberra Australia

 

ePea Productions/Studio                                              ePea-005

canbjazz@gmail.com                                                  ©11 Nov 2021

 

Album available for download from > https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

 

The Pots on >
Spotify > https://tinyurl.com/3mstb39f
YouTube > https://tinyurl.com/ym2zj9t5
Amazon Music > https://tinyurl.com/ssp43jv4
Also on Apple Music and many other streaming sites

 

Listen at various streaming sites including >
Spotify >
https://tinyurl.com/ywb6p58c
YouTube Music >
https://tinyurl.com/yvurh6ny

 

This album was made with Public Domain and Creative Commons input.  Thanks to all providers.  All effort taken to recognise and attribute rights.  Cover pic > Medieval Potsherds (FindID 891045).jpg, pic by Martin Foreman, North Lincolnshire Museum, CC Attrib 2.0 / Wikimedia Commons.  Midi sequencing > Pachelbel - Michael Rondeau 2018, Werner Icking Music Collection, CC attrib 4.0 / IMSLP; Bach - Public domain / Mutopia; Handel - Michael Rondeau, Werner Icking Music Collection, CC Attrib 3.0; Mozart - Public domain / Mutopia; Purcell - Michael Rondeau 2018, Werner Icking Music Collection, CC attrib 3.0 / IMSLP.

 

Play midi for me's release date (11 Nov) celebrates several very significant events.  This was the date Ned Kelly was hanged (1880) and of the deaths of Martin Luther King Snr (1984) and bassist Victor Bailey (2016).  And, in a lighter vein, the birth of Kathy Lette (1958)

 

 

 


 

The Pots. Hope

 

A dedication of love set in cement lays claim to the hope of a generation in the days of failing climate, democracy and equality.  Told in metal, electronics, EDM and even post-modern baroque.

 

1. Adult in the room (6:43)

2. Wisdom of Gramsci  (3:50)

3. DiscoTex (7:34)

4. Hope%less (5:27)

5. Pergola (8:27)

6. Ah! PBO (6:28)

7. Ma fin est mon commencement (2:29)

The Pots is a project of Bassist EP of Canberra Australia

ePea Productions/Studio                                            ePea-004
canbjazz@gmail.com                                                 ©17 Sep 2021

Album available for download from > https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

Listen at various streaming sites including >
Spotify >
https://tinyurl.com/35c32p23
YouTube Music >
https://tinyurl.com/ym2zj9t5

Album notes

 

1. Adult in the room  - A dedication to Greta Thunberg and the youth climate movement expressed with anger at government and regret from another generation.  A memorial to a failure beyond all imagination.

2. Wisdom of Gramsci  - The wise words of Gramsci on maintenance of hope: pessimism of intellect, optimism of will.  The alternative is despair.  But then Gramsci died after a long prison term imposed under Mussolini.

3. DiscoTex - Some four-to-the-floor EDM cos you know we all love it!  And there's hope in the social.

4. Hope%less - What of our political class?  Bought by wealth and deniers and impervious to evidence that doesn't suit, and not much does.  We voted for this?

5. Pergola - A floating electronica instrumental with metallic bursting interludes, like that hang outside that bar that memorable night.

6. Ah! PBO - Finding hope in the menial and repetitive.  What is it?  "Ah! PBO".

7. Ma fin est mon commencement - A crab canon over a palindrome from Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-1377) with a post-modernist overlay.  Like bickering over climate, forever back and forth.

 

Lyrics

 

Hope's release date (17 Sep) celebrates the date of commencement of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Zucotti Park NYC (2011) and the deaths of Hildegard von Bingen (1179) and Bernie McGann (2013).

 

 

 


 

The Pots. Pumpkin discomforts

Electronica meets metal and symphonics to muse on
contemporary failures of power and politics and Parliaments

1. Double down (5.29)
2. My indulgence (4.16)
3. Slide into shadows (5.08)
4. Power (4.26)
5. Furlers (4.24)
6. A new spacetime (5.50)

7. Masses (2.54)
8. It's my life (4.00)

The Pots is a project of Bassist EP of Canberra Australia

ePea Productions/Studio                                     ePea-003
canbjazz@gmail.com                                     ©3 Aug 2020

Signed CD available for purchase from > canbjazz@gmail.com
or for download from >
https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

Listen at various streaming sites including >
Spotify >
https://tinyurl.com/y4hl7gey
YouTube Music >
https://tinyurl.com/y3a3xawm

See the video of Double down > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G6RjFjHY-s

 

Album notes

 

1. Double down - Rap/spoken word on contemporary Australia politics, angry with a government that serves its masters and hides it from view
2. My indulgence - Politics and the personal indulgences of those who aren't active on climate, etc, due to despair or other
3. Slide into shadows - On the secret trials currently in progress in Canberra (Bernard Collaery, Witness J, etc, and Julian Assange) and the public's uncaring, unknowing, uninterested responses
4. Power - About the dangers of power, after Trump's tear-gassed march for his Bible photo op
5. Furlers - Rock instrumental
6. A new space time - About webinars as frequent companions during Covid-19 shutdowns
7. Masses - Symphonic composition with leads from oboe > horn > bassoon > oboe
8. It's my life - A rocky tongue-in-cheek plea by the common man for his independence with some mocking of cosmopolitans. In the end, I warmed to him even if I don't fully agree.

Musically, listen for floating electronics over solid grooves, often comprising polyrhythms and odd times and instruments coming into and out of synch.

 

Lyrics

 

Pumpkin discomfort's release date (3 Oct) celebrates a family birthday.

 

 

 


 

The Pots. Going viral

 

Instrumental and spoken word impressions from within the international COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

 

1. Anticipation (3.47)

2. Determination (3.05)

3. Immoderation (4.02)

4. Disorientation (5.58)

5. Association (5.52)

6. Transformation (4.33)

7. Meditation (1.06)

 

Meditation is a digital rendering of Jesu dulcis memoria, attributed to Tomás Luis de Victoria

 

The Pots is a project of Bassist EP of Canberra Australia

Thanks to Tristan and RP for the cover image

 

ePea Productions/Studio                                   ePea-002

canbjazz@gmail.com                                  ©12 Apr 2020

 

Signed CD available for purchase from > canbjazz@gmail.com
or for download from >
https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

 

Listen at various streaming sites including >

Spotify > https://tinyurl.com/y7o9bxbv

Youtube Music > https://tinyurl.com/y94kp3kf

TripleJ unearthed > https://tinyurl.com/ydfq2kvl

 

Album notes

 

1. Anticipation - Awaiting the Covid19 pandemic as it spreads across the globe (3.47)
2. Determination - Aware and prepared, determined to face the pandemic (3.05)
3. Immoderation - Diverse responses to the virus: languor and desperation and toilet paper (4.02)
4. Disorientation - Settling in for the duration; when will this virus leave? (written just a month or two into the pandemic) (5.58)
5. Association - Picturing the future of a receding virus.  It's party time; considering what we will have lost; remembering our need of other people (5.52)
6. Transformation - What will come after the virus; will our government prepare a new future or snap back to a failing past?  (4.33)
7. Meditation - a digital rendering of Jesu dulcis memoria attributed to Tomás Luis de Victoria (1.06)

 

Lyrics

 

Going viral's release date (12 Apr) was Easter Sunday 2020.

 

 

 


 

The Pots. It's about time

A mix of electronics, double bass, minimalism and spoken words of despair about climate and more.

 

1. Poet and the gambler (4:38)

2. Bassics op.2 no.1 (2:34)

3. Our time (5:27)

4. Bassics in 5 (2:00)

5. Think it possible (4:28)

6. Tempohomely (0:56)

7. Tubs are thumpin' (3:45)

8. Spaceager (4:55)

9. Dummies (6:04)

 

The Pots is a project of Bassist EP of Canberra Australia

 

ePea Productions/Studio                    ePea-001

canbjazz@gmail.com                   ©1 Jan 2020

 

Signed CD available for purchase from > canbjazz@gmail.com
or for download from > https://thepots1.bandcamp.com/

 

Listen at various streaming sites including >

Spotify > https://tinyurl.com/y7o9bxbv

Youtube Music > https://tinyurl.com/y94kp3kf

TripleJ unearthed > https://tinyurl.com/ydyhmrvh

 

Album notes

 

1. Poet and the gambler - Both poet and gambler despair in the face of climate denial and government intransigence (4:38)

2. Bassics op.2 no.1 - Solo double bass (2:34)

3. Our time - A paean to a profound quote from Oliver Cromwell (1650) (5:27)

4. Bassics in 5 - Solo double bass (2:00)

5. Think it possible - Contemporary identity politics of both Left and Right and the essentialist individualism that defines it (4:28)

6. Tempohomely - Synthesiser instrumental (0:56)

7. Tubs are thumpin' - What does it forebode that anger grows in society as politicians are increasingly despised? (3:45)

8. Spaceager - Analog synthesis instrumental (4:55)

9. Dummies - An uninformed and uninterested voting public that's misinformed by government and proofs offered in a series of letters to the editor on climate change (6:04)

 

Lyrics

 

It's about time's release date (1 Jan) was, obviously, New Year's day (2020).

 

 

 

 


 

Musica da Camera Canberra

Sorrowful song

 

Conductor     Leonard Weiss

Soloist           Louise Page (soprano)

 

1. Handel - Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo) (5:24)

2. Handel - Ombra mai fu (Serse) (3:30)

3. Handel - Spietato (Amadigi di Gaula) (7:38)

4. Purcell - When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas) (4:53)

5. Handel - Piangero la sorte mia (Giulio Cesare) (7:27)

6. Gluck - Che faro senza Euridice (L'Orfeo) (4:22)

7. Mozart - Deh vieni non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro) (4:56)

8. Mozart - Ach, ich fuehl's (Die Zauberflote) (4:06)

9. Mozart - E Susanna... Dove Sono (Le Nozze di Figaro) (6:48)

Total playing time 49m17s

 

PLAYERS

Violin: Rosemary Macphail, Heng Lin Yeap, Thea Lau, Ian McKerracher, Christine Davidson, Susan McClelland, Gillian Bailey-Graham, Heather Shelley, Jon Rosalky, Jeustelle Staver, Sarah Bloustein, Diana McGrath

Viola: Paul Whitbread, John Dobson, Heather Powrie

Cello: Helen Larmour, Margaret Kahn, Phil Emerson

Bass: Eric Pozza 

Clarinet: Lis Hoorweg, Jane Russell-Jones

Horn: Angela Liu, Anne-Mari Siiteri

 

Recorded live at St Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Goulburn, 23 Sep 2018

 

Recorded and mastered by Eric Pozza  canberrajazz.net

 

Cover photo Entombment of Christ (1672) in Saint-Martin Church in Arc-en-Barrois (Haute-Marne, France) by Vassil (Own work, 16 Oct 2008) CC by 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

 

©2022  Musica da Camera  musicadacamera.org.au    MdC-002

 

Listen and/or download digital album > https://musicadacameracanberra.bandcamp.com/

 

Listen at various streaming sites including >

Spotify  >  https://tinyurl.com/4hcedf7k

YouTube  >  https://tinyurl.com/24cyvjy3

 

 

 


MdC front cover

 

Musica da Camera Canberra

Music from Mannheim

 

 

Conductor     Christian Renggli

Soloist           Justin Julian (viola)

 

1-3. Sinfonia in G major / Johann Stamitz (6.14)

4-6. Sinfonia in E flat major / Johann Stamitz (7.50)

7-9. Viola concerto in D major / Carl Stamitz (22.50)

10-12. Sinfonie in G major / Franz Xaver Richter (12.13)

13-15. Sinfonia (Overtura) No.1 / Franz Ignaz Beck (8.45)

16-18. Orchestral Quartet Op.4 No.1 / Carl Stamitz (14.38)

Total playing time 75.10

 

PLAYERS

Violin: Rosemary Macphail, Heng Lin Yeap, Thea Lau, Ian McKerracher, Christine Davidson, Susan McClelland, Gillian Bailey-Graham, Heather Shelley, Jon Rosalky, Jeustelle Staver, Sarah Bloustein, Diana McGrath

Viola: Paul Whitbread, John Dobson, Heather Powrie

Cello: Helen Larmour, Margaret Kahn, Phil Emerson

Bass: Eric Pozza 

Clarinet: Lis Hoorweg, Jane Russell-Jones

Horn: Angela Liu, Anne-Mari Siiteri

 

Recorded live at St Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Goulburn, 5 Nov 2017

 

Recorded by Eric Pozza  canberrajazz.net

Mastered by Kimmo Vennonen  kvp.net.au

Musica da Camera group portrait by Steven Shaw

Cover photo of SchlossEhrenhof (Mannheim Palace, now Mannheim University) by Hubert Berberich (HubiB) (Own work) CC by 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons

 

©2018  Musica da Camera  musicadacamera.org.au    MdC-001

 

CD available for purchase from > canbjazz@gmail.com

 

Listen at various streaming sites including >

Spotify  >  https://tinyurl.com/srcx6do

YouTube  >  https://tinyurl.com/sv7t2tg