Flight on Light

Manos Achalinotopoulos

Flight on Light took four years to produce, beginning with a series of improvisations by Manos recorded in 2006. Manos described each performance as being delivered “in one breath”, single takes in which the essential arc of each composition was firmly established.

From these recordings, seven pieces were chosen. David Downes, Tim Prebble, Steve Garden and John Psathas developed the material while retaining the compositional integrity of Manos’ original single-take inspirations. The results, we feel, are exceptional.

Compositions by Manos Achalinotopoulos with arrangements, performances, and treatments by John Psathas, David Downes, Tim Prebble, and Steve Garden, and contributions from Chris Mason-Battley (sax) and Olivier Holland (bass).

Production by John Psathas, Steve Garden, David Downes, and Tim Prebble, with executive production by Keith Hill
Mixed and mastered by Steve Garden
Cover image: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl)
Design by UnkleFranc

Thanks to Attar Media (www.attarmedia.com) and Victoria University of Wellington for their support of this project

Released: 14 April 2011
Catalogue: RAT-D021