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To say that Not Drowning, Waving's ex-members have been involved in some unique and eclectic side projects is an understatement. This section chronicles several of those efforts. In particular, it highlights the ongoing work with Telek as a solo artist. Many Not Drowning, Waving fans will remember PNG's Telek as one of the driving forces involved in the Tabaran record. In many ways, Telek's solo work in association with Bridie/Phillips embodies many of ideals, passions and vocabulary that made Not Drowning, Waving so artistically successful.

EASTER
Rampant Records (Australia)
7": RRO12
Released 1984


Cheesecloth
Pilon and the Tum Tum Tree

Easter existed briefly in 1984 and featured this line-up:

Tim Cole - lead vocals/lyrics
John Phillips - guitars
Jamie Southall - percussions
Russel Bradley - drums
David Bridie - keyboards/vocals
Rowan McKinnon - basses



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MINDS EYE
Independent Release (Australia)
CD
Released 1996


Prologue
Boat
Mermaid
Bottle
Fish School
Sonia’s Dance
Bottle
Boat
Lion
Carnival
Dungeon
Tom’s Dog
Bottle
Dinner
Voodoo
Boat
Escape
Mermaid

Music composed by Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros

The music on this CD was originally written for Minds Eye a collaboration between Back to Back Theatre & Handspan Theatre. Minds Eye opened in Melbourne in 1996



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COSMO COSMOLINO
STREETSWEEPER
Independent Release (Australia)
CD
Released 2000


Caipirinha Afternoon
Tango for Jackson
Medve (Bear)
Jacinto Chiclana
Tango
Gnossienne No. 1
The Enormous Club
Milonga para Gardel
Streetsweeper
Terk in Amerika
Libertango
Small Streets, Big Life
Gyermek Enek (Children's Song)

Cosmo Cosmolino features Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros of My Friend the Chocolate Cake



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HELEN MOUNTFORT
UPSIDE DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
? (Australia)
CD
Released 2001


In the Beginning
Music for Railroad Journeys
Tremble
D Song
Accordian Song
Contrapuntal Time
Drift
Candle Dance
Angels
Prelude for Solo Cello A La J.S
Milonga
Alone

Upside Down at the Bottom of the World was commissioned by ABC Radio National to celebrate the centennial of Federation. It consists of 12 instrumental tracks in the style of My Friend the Chocolate Cake and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and features Hope Csutoros (violin), Andrew Carswell (mandolin and tin whistle), Jenny Thomas (viola), Anita Hustas(double bass), Jason Day (clarinet), Phillipa Safey (piano), Judy Gunson (accordion), David Hewitt (percussion), and Helen Mountfort (cello and piano).



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JOHN PHILLIPS
SPHERES

Strange Fruit (Australia)
CD: ?
Released 2001


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SPHERES is a new release by John Phillips, Not Drowning, Waving co-founder. SPHERES is the soundtrack release of the production of the same name by the STRANGE FRUIT theatre company.

The musical score was composed by Phillips, and the recording contains contributions from a variety of performers, from operatic vocalist Helen Noonan to the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.

More information here and here.



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VARIOUS ARTISTS
WEST PAPUA: SOUND OF THE MORNING STAR

Blunt/EMI (Australia)
CD: 5818552
Released February 17, 2003


Bird of Paradise - Paulmac
The Slow Hunt (Iau) - BiFtek
Silence the Chief Drum Drum - David Bridie
A Woman That is Different from all Other Women (Sesano) - Frost
Funeral For a Fulsome Life (Wane) - Darren Steffan.
Wake Kelly - High Pass Filter
Double Trouble - David Bridie
Cassowary (Wake) - High Pass Filter
Cry Our Ancestors (Kajob) - Tim Cole
Relic (An Old Song From Demta) - Darren Steffan
Overtaken By a Storm - Snog
Hurricane - Pnau
Remembrance Day Morning Star - David Bridie
Epilogue

David Bridie writes:
I sent around a bunch of field recordings of traditional West Papuan songs to ten of Australia’s leading electronica remix and sound scape artists. The artists included Paul Mac, Nick Littlemore from Pnau, Biftek, High Pass Filter, Ben Frost, Snog, Tim Cole from Not Drowning, Waving, Darren Steffen (who programmed and co wrote the track “Act of Free Choice” with me last year) and Airi Ingram from PNG band Drum Drum. The brief was to create something special to go on a compilation CD to raise money for West Papua. West Papua: Songs of the Morning Star is the result.



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NEKTAR
Independent Release (Australia)
CD
Released December 2004


La Mort de Jezebel
Ma Voiture
Don Nicanor
Sauce
Nektár
Tosca's Hat
Emma's Song
Asturiana
Answer to your Daughter
Chuggachugga
Odessa Bulgarish
Lullaby

Cosmo Cosmolino features Helen Mountfort and Hope Csutoros of My Friend the Chocolate Cake


David Bridie


TELEK
Origin (Australia)
CD: OR 030
Released 1997


Apinpidik
Go Long Way Long Bush (with Archie Roach)
Iamagit
Waligur Lau
Desi
Melbourne City
Iwarwatut Papa
Lili
Abebe
Midal
Talaigu
Anoro
Ririwon

Produced by David Bridie & John Phillips with George Telek

GO LONG WE LONG LON BUSH
CHM Supersound (PNG)
Cassette: CHM 1167

Go Long Way Long Bush
Waligur Iau
Melbourne City
Desi
Apinpidik

Midal
Abebe
Iamagit
Iwarwatut Papa
Lili
Anoro
Ririwon

Cassette Only PNG Version of "Telek"

BOYSTOWN
Origin (Australia)
CD: OR 045
Released 1998


Boystown
Ririwan
Boystown (remix)
Melbourne City

SERIOUS TAM
Shock/Origin (Australia)
CD: OR 055
Released 2000


Midal
Bunaik
To Pol
Serious Tam
Boystown
Iamagit
Barturana (Duke of Yorks)
Tolili
Balamaris
Go Ralom
Tolili Kundu
Waitpela Gras
Lili
Tutana Kuraip
Talaigu
Ririwon

Sori Tru
Paska
Paliwo

Australian version contains 3 bonus tracks.


SERIOUS TAM
Real World/Virgin (World Wide)
CD: 70876-15250-2-1
Released August 1, 2000


Midal
Bunaik
To Pol
Serious Tam
Boystown
Iamagit
Barturana (Duke of Yorks)
Tolili
Balamaris
Go Ralom
Tolili Kundu
Waitpela Gras
Lili
Tutana Kuraip
Talaigu
Ririwon

Produced by David Bridie

AMETTE
The Blunt Label (Australia)
CD: 20047
Released 2004


Sonny
Paska
Kerevat
Typist
West Papua
Warwagira
Amette
Mama
Lima Ngalie
Abebe
Pidil
VM
Paska (Reprise)

Produced by David Bridie and Tim Cole