Various Artists – The NOW now, excerpts & orchestra 2xCD – 1st January 2004

A snapshot of the 2nd annual NOW now festival in Sydney, 2003 – excerpts comprises 13 pieces featuring Australia’s most committed improvisers and electronic musicians. 

Music by local uber stars, Martin Ng, Anthony Pateras, Oren Ambarchi, Jon Rose, Jim Denley, Peter Blamey, Scott Horscroft, Phil Slater and international travellers – the Ortez Funeral Directors (NZ), Cor Fuhler and Mike Cooper included. 

Disk two features the Splinter Orchestra – over 30 musicians – comprising nearly every performer in the festival, playing an intensely subtle 30 minute composition by Adam Sussmann.