THE ETERNAL PULSE CD is here! Following their 'standing ovation' performance at The Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2011.
Lisa Young is well known to world music and jazz listeners as a creative vocal stylist and improviser, incorporating Indian and African elements in her work. The new album features Lisa Young – voice, konnakol, Stephen Magnusson – guitar, Ben Robertson – double bass, Dave Beck – drums
THE ETERNAL PULSE song cycle explores a diverse musical expression, layering Indian elements, rhythmic textures and ensemble dialogue, in an evocative journey of sound and song. The quartet’s last album ‘Grace’ won the prestigious ‘Bell’ award for ‘Best Australian Vocal Album 2007’. A longtime student of mridangam maestro Kaaraikkudi Mani in Chennai, Lisa specializes in ‘konnakol’ - South Indian vocal percussion. She has studied South Indian music for sixteen years both in Australia and three trips to India.
'An intelligent, loving, and unforced marriage of two great musical traditions' -Doug Spencer, ABC radio.
In 2008 she received an Australia Council Project Fellowship enabling her to further her study in India and compose new works, and in 2010 she received the Pratt Post-Graduate Award for the commencement of her PhD in Music Performance at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
'Remarkable grace in amazing voice' Jessica Nicholas, The Age.