Love is a temporary madness

Streaming Media

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Original Creative Work


Vanessa Perica


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)




This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Perica, V. & Vanessa Perica Orchestra. (2020). Love is a temporary madness. Australia: Vanessa Perica.

Vannessa Perica's website

Album information on Bandcamp

Album promotional video


Featuring some of Australian's finest musicians, this is the debut album for Australian composer and arranger, Vanessa Perica.

Winner of 'Best Jazz Album' at the Music Victoria Awards, and nominee for the 2020 Australian Music Prize. Nominee in the upcoming AIR Independent Awards for 'Best Jazz Album.'

"...Perica creates dense, multi-layered works, full of complex shading, that are forever twisting and turning, alternating solid rhythmic foundation with free-flight. At their best, they are brimming with emotional resonance, highlighted by rich sonorities." - Des Cowley, Rhythms Magazine

Additional Information

Released February 27, 2020


Vanessa Perica - composer, arranger, conductor

Carl Mackey - alto & soprano saxophone

Bernard Alexander - alto saxophone

Jamie Oehlers (Edith Cowan University) - tenor saxophone

Julien Wilson - tenor saxophone

Phil Noy - baritone saxophone

Mat Jodrell - trumpet

Daniel Beasy - trumpet, flugelhorn

Ross Irwin - trumpet, flugelhorn

Paul Williamson - trumpet, flugelhorn

Jordan Murray - trombone

Nick Mulder - trombone

Will Pethick - trombone

Joe O’Callaghan - bass trombone

Andrea Keller - piano

Theo Carbo - guitar

Sam Anning - bass

Ben Vanderwal (Edith Cowan University) - drums

Grant Windsor - Producer

Carl Mackey, Vanessa Perica - Executive Producers

Grant Windsor - Mixing Engineer

Lachlan Carrick - Mastering and Recording Set up consultant

Jarrad Gilson - Recording Engineer

Recorded 24 and 25 January 2019 at Oakland Recording Studios, Melbourne.

Album Design: Elle Deslandes

Album cover image: Pia Johnson

Live studio image: Hayley Miro Browne

Promotional video by Hayley Miro Browne