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First light at Uluru

by Katia Beaugeais (2015)

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Work Overview

First Light at Uluru has received numerous performances throughout Europe and Australia. This piece is inspired by the spectacular sunrise over Uluru - Australia's most famous icon. Also known as Ayers Rock, it is a giant red rock in the middle of Australia's red desert. Uluru means 'Earth Mother' and is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The 8.6 square kilometre rock is believed to hold a powerful energy source and marks the place where Dreamtime began.
First Light at Uluru conveys the Aboriginal significance and sacred earth of Uluru. 'Didgeridoo-like' vibrato sounds and atmospheric wind sound effects depict the characteristic wind gusts of Uluru and symbolise the cultural significance and spiritual atmosphere of this powerful landmark. As the sun slowly rises, soft, dream-like melodies gradually build up to chorale-like passages, exploring the beautiful, lyrical sounds of the ensemble. At dawn, the giant red rock changes colour and produces an illuminating red and orange glow. Contemporary playing techniques enhance the giant red rock's illuminating red and orange glowing sunrise, illustrating the unique palette of colours of the saxophone orchestra and wind symphony version. Extended techniques featured in this work showcase how avant-garde effects can create calm, expressive and atmospheric passages.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Duration: 9-11 min.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Aboriginal inspiration - Clap sticks, Didgeridoo-like sounds and wind machine. Uluru's sunrise portrayed through colours, timbres and textural effects of wind symphony. Contemporary playing techniques: ‘Air vibrato’ wind sounds depict the wind gusts characteristic of Uluru. Saxophone multiphonics

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Katia Beaugeais and Dr John Lynch discuss the Aboriginal inspiration, composition and collaborative process of First Light at Uluru for Wind Symphony
 

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Performances of this work

16 Jul 2017: at 100 Sax (Melba Hall).

5 Nov 2016: at Adelaide Wind Orchestra: Hopes and Dreams (Elder Hall). Featuring Adelaide Wind Orchestra, John Lynch.

24 Sep 2016: at Katia Beaugeais: First Light at Uluru (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring John Lynch, Sydney Conservatorium Wind Symphony.

23 Nov 2015: at Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra CD Launch (Basil Jones Orchestral Hall). Featuring Diana Tolmie, Queensland Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra.

14 Oct 2015: at Katia Beaugeais: First Light at Uluru (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra.

10 Jul 15: XVII World Saxophone Congress (Place Kl├ęber), Strasbourg, France

2015: England. Featuring Royal Northern College of Music Saxophone Orchestra.

2015: Selmer Saxophone Showrooms, Paris

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