Andrew Yencken


  • Andrew Yencken
  • Year of composition: 1996
  • Duration: 3:00
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0603217328

Balanço means “swaying” or “balance sheet” in Portuguese. Inspired by early Hermeto Pascoal records my aim was to make an Escher-like construction with moving parts, a kinetic sculpture to be played by a Czech film crew and three Tasmanian musicians. Meanwhile, Luigi Russolo and Jacques Tati were preparing to roll sound for take two… Edited on a Fairlight MFXII at Audio Loc Sound Design and Albert’s Studios (Sydney, Australia) in October, 1996. Thanks to Michael Fortescue, double bass; Gary Greenwood, leather instruments; and Tim Gleeson, metal percussion.