by Alice Humphries

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A mix of the intimate and expansive, SALT is a collection of chamber and solo works which explore connections between human emotion and natural phenomena. In this eclectic record, ghostly bird-like calls and the low rumble of powerful rolling swells are juxtaposed with exquisite melody and patient stillness.


releases June 5, 2020

All works composed by Alice Humphries

The Letter String Quartet: Lizzy Welsh (violin), Steph O'Hara (violin), Biddy Connor (viola), Zoë Barry (cello)

Callum G'Froerer (double bell trumpet)

Syzygy Ensemble: Laila Engle (flute), Robin Henry (clarinets), Jenny Khafagi (violin), Campbell Banks (cello), Leigh Harrold (piano)

Nautical Twilight recorded by James Savage at Rolling Stock Recording Rooms
Mixed by Tilman Robinson

Salt recorded by David Collins at the University of Melbourne
Mixed by Jim Atkins

Patience recorded and mixed by Tilman Robinson at Church of All Nations

All tracks mastered by Lachlan Carrick

This recording was made possible with support from The University Of Melbourne, and the Catherine Mary Sullivan Scholarship.

Special thanks to everyone that was involved in performing, recording, and commissioning these works. Particular thanks to Laila Engle and the wonderful Syzygy ensemble, the Letter String Quartet, and to Tilman and Callum for many years of friendship and music-making.


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Alice Humphries Perth, Australia

Alice Humphries is a highly versatile Australian based composer, arranger and orchestrator working across the contemporary classical, jazz and popular worlds. Her music has been described as “bursting with life and fun, as well as great great beauty” and “deeply thought provoking…offering both moments of incredible intensity and sublime serenity.” ... more

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