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Coral speak : percussion suite

by Kate Moore (2016)

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Work Overview

Coral Speak for Louise Devenish is a percussion suite of laments and playful dances in homage to the fragility of the Great Barrier Reef, where the corals are currently under threat due to climate changes and human intervention. Each piece imagines the colourful interplay of movement between the living corals, joyful sentient creatures celebrating the their idyllic surrounding and utopian waters. The pieces have a melancholic edge at the prospect of the corals retreating and dissipating as the water changes. The ebullient dance of life and beauty comes to an abrupt halt as it is silenced and abandoned, leaving behind a skeleton like a ruined underwater city that once thrived, never to return.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Vibraphone, coral instruments and stereo tracks.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Louise Devenish.

First performance: by Louise Devenish — 27 Aug 16. State Theatre, Perth


Performances of this work

27 Aug 16: State Theatre, Perth. Featuring Louise Devenish.

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