Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Carl Vine: The Enchanted Loom - Orchestral Works
Carl Vine AO is one of Australia's best known and most frequently performed composers, with an impressive orchestral catalogue featuring eight symphonies and 13 concertos. This album presents the world premiere recording of his most recent symphony, The Enchanted Loom: an exploration in music of the intricate patterns of the human brain as it weaves together from raw sensory data our understanding of the outside world. Vine's music takes us through five phases: the brain emerging into order out of sleep; the complex interactions that shape our social fabric; the sources of our creativity; the mystery of euphoria; and our astounding ability to contemplate infinity.The Enchanted Loom was commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during Vine's tenure as the orchestra's Resident Composer in 2018. This album of live concert recordings, under the baton of the orchestra's then Chief Conductor, Sir Andrew Davis, is a celebration of that collaboration and a superb showcase for Vine's genius with orchestral colours and textures.