We are excited to begin work on the Time for Calm Vol.3 album, a collaboration between legendary Australian cellist David Pereira and Steve Allen on classical guitar. Much like the ABC-commissioned albums Time for Calm, Vols 1 & 2 – collaborations between Steve Allen on Guitar with musicians Riley Lee (Shakuhachi) Vol. 1 and William Barton (Didgeridoo) Vol. 2, we hope to create another album of new Australian music that promotes relaxation, slowing down, improved mental health and enjoyment for the listener.
The CD is due for completion Dec 2021.
Steve Allen is a versatile guitarist who completed his BMus at ANU with Tim Kain. His debut CD About Time was selected as CD of the week for ABC Classic – On the Veranda. Steve has shared the stage with many: Slava Grigorian, Riley Lee, William Barton, Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison. David Pereira has performed all the cello major concert works, as well as premiering many new Australian works, by composers such as Carl Vine, Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Elena Kats-Chernin.
We are inviting tax deductible donations to help cover production costs. Money raised will be spread across many different areas of the Covid-19 struck music industry, supporting composers, sound engineers, studio operators, musicians and hard copy production companies.
Pleasingly, well-regarded Australian composers Richard Charlton and Sally Greenaway have agreed to write music for this album, with other composers in discussion.
Click on the image at the top of the page to hear a 3 minute sample of Albums Vol 1 & 2, to demonstrate the essence of my project.