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River reverie

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River reverie / by Catherine Fargher. Ophelia and the words / by Gerhardt Ruhm.

  • 1 CD (64 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: CDL 355 — Available for loan

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This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
River reverie Catherine Fargher
Ophelia and the words Gerhardt Ruhm
River reverie Jane Ulman

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Duration: 64 min.

Summary: 'Ophelia and the words': This classic performance work deconstructs the role of Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet by extracting all the key nouns and verbs from the text. This creates a spiralling chain of words and sounds that surround and enclose the character as her journey into madness unfolds. With Judy Davis as Ophelia. Produced by Andrew McLennan and Klaus Schoning. Australian-German co-production.

Summary: 'River reverie': Three Ophelias stand on the edge. The stream looks enticing but the water is icy. Are they (even we) just dreaming, diving into the unconscious - or actually dicing with death, taking that final voyage with Charon? With readings from Gaston Bachelard's 'Water and Dreams', this documentary composition considers death by drowning where water both destroys and purifies, perhaps leads to a rebirth. Lea Redfern, reader, with Katia Molino, Jenny Leong, Danielle Antaki, Nikki Heywood and writer, Catherine Fargher. Produced by Jane Ulman.

Non-commercial recording. For study purposes only.

Acoustic artwork broadcast on ABC Radio National's Sunday Night program, 3 October 2004. CD also includes a reading of the short story of the week.


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