Sideband began as a recording project initiated by emerging Australian composers Tristan Coelho, Brad Gill and Peter McNamara in 2012, and has since evolved into a composer-performer collective. The group's mission is to create, present, develop and promote new and innovative repertoire for the collective, particularly incorporating live electronics and multi-media through dynamic recordings and performances.
YouTube - Sideband: Voce Compilation Video
Sideband: From the Depths CD: Buy or Play
Soundcloud Excerpt: Spin Zero by Michael Smetanin.
We Dwell Alone (New Album Release)
Presented by Sideband, the album compilation of Brad Gill's works for soprano voice, flute and percussion is now available through Bandcamp. Developed in collaboration with Deepka Ratra and Laura Chislett, much of this album is the result of Brad's research as a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at Western Sydney University.
De Rerum Natura (New Album Release)
"Wonderful performances by Chloe Lankshear, Heathcliffe Auchinachie, Brad Gill and the Australian superstar of recorder, Alicia Crossley." (Alan Holley, classikON)
Presented by Sideband, the recording of Peter McNamara's song cycle De Rerum Natura is now complete and available to purchase on CD through Peter's website! Featuring Miss Chloe Lankshear as vocalist, the development of this work and project received funding from the Classical Association of New South Wales, the Myer Foundation National Assistance Program for the Arts, the APRA AMCOS Creative Recovery Fund and Mr Charles Davidson.
De Rerum Natura and Five Pali Songs: engaging with ancient texts (Article)
Have a read of Brad and Peter's article discussing their approaches to working with ancient texts has been published on the Australian Music Centre's Resonate site.
Sideband: From the Depths (Album Review)
"...an engaging and interesting showcase of a selection of Australia's emerging composers..."
The first review of our latest album is in! Read classikON ambassador Claire Matthews' review here.
Sideband: From the Depths (Album)
Sideband is pleased to announce the release of a 3rd CD. A physical CD is now available to purchase from Wirripang Media or you can use the Spotify/Apple Music play buttons to the left. You can read Brad Gill's blog article on the Australian Music Centre's website here.
We are very excited to present a collection of pre-recorded live electronic works by talented emerging composers Sarah Elise Thompson, Elizabeth Younan and Kezia Yap. These are complemented by chamber vocal works by Brad Gill and Peter McNamara incorporating electronics, improvisation and cross-cultural musicking.