Steve Ward – Conductor, Vocals, Keys & Drums
Joy Sparkes – Vocals
Lewis Reed – Cello
Annabelle Plahuta – Violin
Bridgitte Dias – Violin
Javier Calzada – VJ / visuals
Dan Barrie – Video creation
Cartesian Spheres is a new project by Steve Ward in collaboration with an array of Australia’s most exciting vocalists, horns and string sections. It couples the emotion of traditional classical with the rich textures of modern day electronica, a concept that has gained excitement from a list of festival promoters, media, radio and music enthusiasts.
The message behind this project conveys a dark yet realistic expression of the current struggles we are facing as a society and how an individual can utilize raw emotion to empower and educate oneself.
In the short time this project has existed, Cartesian Sphere’s has headlined at the Ormond Hall (Melbourne Music Week), several of Australia’s best festivals (Rainbow Serpent, Subsonic & MEMF), supported UK music legend Giles Peterson (BBC Radio 1) and is in the final stages of a debut album, which is in negotiation with one of the most exciting record labels in Europe.
“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” ― George Orwell, 1984
Steve Ward is an Australian born DJ, producer, label owner and radio host who has been considered one of the nation’s most respected musicians since the late 90s. Over many years, Ward’s sound has evolved into an unmistakable blend of tough house grooves coupled with the power of techno and the euphoria of Detroit, a perfect package which has been proven to work on dance floors from New York to Tokyo, Amsterdam to Ibiza.
Throughout his colourful career Steve has written music with A-list artists like Carl Cox, Nile Rodgers, Dj Pierre & Secret Cinema, with many of his tunes hitting the Beatport top 10. He also hosts one of Australia’s most successful weekly radio shows (now syndicated through every continent around the world).
In 2008, Steve launched his own record label Chameleon Recording with the labels debut EP “The Window Between Us and Them”. Chameleon is regarded as one of the top labels in the southern hemisphere.