Sheet Music: Score
Tiger snake : for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble / Eve Duncan ; poem by Lisa Bellear.
by Eve Duncan (2001)
Snake evokes the
experiences of an Australian Aboriginal woman around the time of
Australian Federation in 1901. The text comes from a poem written
by Aboriginal poet Lisa Bellear, who met with the composer to
discuss aspects of Australian Federation and what it meant for
Aboriginal people. It explores both the uplifting experience of
connection to family and land, and the trauma of dispossession,
disease and violence.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (63p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 20 mins
1. Aboriginal hearts -- 2. Ulupna tribe -- 3. Natural instincts -- 4. Tribal days -- 5. Influenza -- 6. Spirit men -- 7. Runner of light.
First performance 6 Apr 01. South Melbourne Town Hall
Includes programme note and text of poem.
This work has a cultural connection to Aboriginal spirituality and the environment of Australia.
Commissioned by Anna Monea for Rhapsody in Motion, a collaboration of three composers, two sculptors and a poet to express the multiple levels of issues surrounding Federation of Australia.
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