Peter Knight & Australian Art Orchestra “Crossed & Recrossed” LP



Crossed & Recrossed presents two works composed by Peter Knight & inspired by mappings of imagined places by iconic Australian novelist, Gerald Murnane & Italian master, Italo Calvino.

Simultaneously celebrating & deconstructing the tropes of minimalism, Crossed & Recrossed creates a series of musical mirages that form on an endless sonic horizon, reflecting & reimagining the wide open spaces described in Murnane’s iconic novel, The Plains & the labyrinthine streets of Calvino’s Invisible Cities.

“Peter Knight’s work sets up a post-minimal logic that refracts & disintegrates as we listen. The instrumentation of the chamber jazz orchestra is expanded with the unexpected additions of turntables, a reel-to-reel tape machine & live laptop signal processing. The sounds of acoustic instruments & voices are interwoven with field recordings cut onto vinyl & are filtered & augmented as Knight plays with our perceptions of what we hear & what we imagine we have heard. Time folds into itself in a very Calvino-esque manner, leaving us with the trace residue of moments half remembered.”

Clear vinyl housed in deluxe film-laminated ‘Tip-On’ gatefold cover, with facsimile handwritten/typed liner notes by Gerald Murnane + download card.


Georgie Darvidis – voice
Andrea Keller – piano
Peter Knight – trumpet/electronics
Aviva Endean – bass clarinet
Lizzy Welsh – violin
James Macaulay – trombone
Tilman Robinson – electronics
Jacques Emery – double bass
Simon Barker – drum kit

Gian Slater – voice
Andrea Keller – Nord keyboard & piano
Peter Knight – trumpet/electronics
Tristram Williams – trumpet
Tony Hicks – bass clarinet
Erkki Veltheim – violin
Steve Raegele – guitar
Adrian Sherriff – bass trombone
Mary Rapp – cello
Nicole Lizée – turntables
Vanessa Tomlinson – vibraphone
Joe Talia – Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine
Sam Pankhurst – double bass
Jem Savage – audio systems design & live sound
Tamara Saulwick – pre-recorded whispered voice


Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 31 × 31 × .05 cm