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We apologise : electroacoustic

by Robert Davidson (2012)

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Performance by The Australian Voices from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.

Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.

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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.

Library shelf no. CD 2472 [Available for loan]

We apologise

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We apologise / Robert Davidson.

Library shelf no. 785/DAV 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work takes one second of speech (from Kevin Rudd's historic apology speech to the Stolen Generations) and stretches it out to a five-minute aural landscape. The time is then compressed back to its original length, reconstituting the original speech.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Any voices or instruments (typically at least 5 musicians would be required to realise the piece effectively)

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — The difficulty lies in being able to mimic sounds accurately in detail

Commission note: Commissioned by The Australian Voices.

First performance: by The Australian Voices — 1 Apr 12. Griffith University, Brisbane

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a room, Leif Inge: 9 Beet Stretch, Steve Reich: Slow Motion Sound, Peter Ablinger: Talking Piano

Finalist in 2013 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2013 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral Finalist Robert Davidson

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We apologise, by Robert Davidson
 

Performances of this work

28 Oct 2016: at The Singing Politician (Cairns Choral Society Hall). Featuring The Australian Voices, Gordon Hamilton.

27 Oct 2016: at The Singing Politician (Tully State High School Multipurpose Hall). Featuring Gordon Hamilton, The Australian Voices.

21 Oct 2016: at The Singing Politician (St Mary's Catholic College Hall (Kingaroy)). Featuring Gordon Hamilton, The Australian Voices.

20 Oct 2016: at The Singing Politician (The J (Noosa)). Featuring The Australian Voices, Gordon Hamilton.

11 May 12: Crossbows Festival, Qld Conservatorium, Brisbane. Featuring The Australian Voices.

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