Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Blue gold / Ros Bandt
by Ros Bandt (2005)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (2p. -- B4 (landscape)) and 2 parts (31p. -- B4 (landscape))
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Duration: 33 mins
In four movements, divided into the following sections: Water: the blue gold -- Lake Eyre, wind harps in the desert -- Elegy for eroded land after grazing -- Bush rain, call for water -- Ecstatic rain dance -- Plundering the rain forest -- Loggers and water barons -- Salination: cacti and prickly pear -- From the irrigation channel -- Spirit level: water balance.
First performance by Charisma — 2007. Premiered and toured throughout Australia
Includes performance note.
Includes: graphic score, performance parts for the six notated sections, DVD of full 33-minute version, DVD of shorter 13-minute version.
Includes improvised and notated sections. Includes graphic notation.
Multimedia work which takes its title from Maude Barlow's book of the same name referencing water as the new industrial economy.
Re-mixed as a radiophonic work in Melbourne 2006.
Versions (performance options): 1. 33 min. with DVD sculptures and live performance for wind and string (2005). 2. Short 10 min. DVD with live performance, tracks 3, 5, 10 (2007). 3. Radiophonic audio 33 min. (2006). 4. Film and soundscape audiovisual DVD, 33 min. (2005).
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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