Magnolia

Musical composition


Scholtes, Mark. 2020. Magnolia. Brisbane, Australia.
Title

Magnolia

Type of WorkMusical composition
Creator/Contributor
OtherScholtes, Mark
Year2020
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Web Address (URL)https://open.spotify.com/album/7pK8wQvOhdMT2cqGkceNf7
Description of Work

About the Album

Magnolia is a glimpse of the human condition. A glance at all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence. It explores what it is to connect with other humans and navigate personal growth, the spectrum of mental illness, relationships, unconditional love, grief, loss, unity and finally the acceptance of life and death.

Lyrically, the songs delve into the duality of man. The cycle of life and death, love and loss, stability and change, growth and stagnancy, unity and separation, family and isolation, convivence and conflict, parents and children.

Magnolia is Pop meets Jazz. The relationship between harmony and melody mimics the themes. There are repeated riffs and pedals, often with fast moving harmony and improvised sections and vice versa. There is a tension between conflicting elements, whether it be a simple melody contrasting with complex form or complicated harmony contrasting with simple Pop grooves. Often there is stability in the Pop drum grooves while there is tension harmony. There is an improvisational element throughout and form is Jazz/Pop hybrid.

Raw. Honest. Visceral.

credits
released June 4, 2020

Tracks 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 written by Charlotte Mclean
Track 3 composed by Andrew Garton & Charlotte Mclean
Track 6 written by Leigh Carriage and Charlotte Mclean
Tracks 1 & 6 arranged by Aaron Jansz and Charlotte Mclean

Produced by Charlotte Mclean (with Aaron Jansz)
Recorded at Misty Mountain Sound and Tone Ranger Studio
Mixed by Mark Sholtez
Mastered by Geoff McGahan
Photography by VIVID visual co.
Graphic Art by Donna Gee

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360304. Music performance
360302. Music composition and improvisation
360305. Music technology and recording
Public Notes

Link to Recorded work on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/7pK8wQvOhdMT2cqGkceNf7

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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