Lyrebird themes / Jacqui Rutten.
Duration: 20 min.
SUMMARY: The work combines field recordings, interviews, computer-generated sounds and studio recorded music. Five scenes, which comprise the piece, focus on the work of a woman and a teenage boy who go into the forest every day to learn about the lyrebirds. These scenes are contextualised by statements about indigenous culture.
Instrumentation: interview text, singing, grand piano, and computer-generated sounds and effects.
The work was premiered on the ABC Classic FM Festival of Birdsong in January 2005.
Commissioned by the ABC Regional Production Fund for ABC Classic FM and ABC Radio National -- Composer's note.
Date of composition: 2005.
Non-commercial recording - for study purposes only.
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