Halcyon : Willow Songs
The sublime poetic style of Japanese haiku has inspired composers around the world to give musical expression to a perfectly formed verse. Halcyon performs a selection of these evocative contemporary haiku settings for voice and ensemble.
The performance culminates in the world premiere of a new song cycle by composer, writer and broadcaster Andrew Ford, on poems by Anglo-American poet Anne Stevenson. Willow Songs is a picture of a woman’s life in reverse, from defiant, outrageous maturity to vulnerable girlhood.
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Featured Australian Works
||Cycle of love : for counter tenor, alto flute, cello, piano (1981) [three songs] by Anne Boyd|
— performed by Sally Whitwell, Steve Meyer, Jenny Duck-Chong and Laura Chislett
|Four haiku : for soprano and piano (1992) by Julian Yu|
— performed by Stephanie McCallum and Alison Morgan
|Willow songs : six poems of Anne Stevenson (2009) by Andrew Ford — World premiere|
— performed by Halcyon
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