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Profile – Brett Dean

  • by Rita Williams
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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It's a frosty night in Winnipeg, Canada, and the clock has just gone half past 12 when Brett Dean picks up the phone with a fire in his belly. He is there as a special guest of the Winnipeg New Music Festival and has just heard the best performance ever of his piece Game Over. But it's a work for two Inuit throat singers and orchestra that blew his mind.

'It was a revelation to me,' says Dean. 'It kind of puts into a new light all that highly intellectual attitude to new music in Germany and Europe, which is ultimately uninvolved with humanity and very involved with itself…Too ...


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