Into The Fire

Into The Fire documents a collaboration between the Australian Art Orchestra (led by Paul Grabowsky) and the South Indian Sruthi Laya Ensemble led by Karaikudi R Mani. ITF consists of three works: Adrian Sherriff’s spectacular arrangement of Mani’s ‘Vasantha Pravaham’, the groundbreaking ‘Moras’ by John Rodgers and the beautiful ‘Ferryman’ by Niko Schäuble.

Tracks: Into The Fire: I; II; III; IV; V; Moras; The Ferryman.

Musicians: Karaikudi R. Mani (Mridangam, Vocals); Krishnan Arunchalam (Ghatam); Srirangam S. Kannan (Morsing); Bylahally Purushotham (Kanjira); Bob Coassin (Trumpet) Scott Tinkler (Trumpet); Phillip Slater (Trumpet); Philip Rex (Tuba, Double Bass); James Greening (Trombone); Adrian Sherriff (Bass Trombone, Shakuhachi, Dijeridu), Lachlan Davidson (Alto Sax, Whistles); Sandy Evans (Soprano & Tenor Saxes); Paul Cutlan (Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet); Julien Wilson (Tenor Sax); Elliott Dalgleish (Sopranino & Baritone Saxes, Bass Clarinet); John Rodgers (Violin); Carl Dewhurst (Guitar); Paul Grabowsky (Piano); Alister Spence (Piano, Synthesiser); Gary Costello (Double Bass); Niko Schäuble (Drums); Alex Pertout (Berimbau, Tympani, Congas, Glockenspeil); Vanessa Tomlinson (Cow Bells, Vibraphone)