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Semaphore : A visual music theatre work in 16 scenes

by Karen Berger and Kate Neal (2010)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, saxophones, 2 violins, viola, cello, percussion (4 players).

Contents note: 1. Signalmen and Signals -- 2. Semaphore scored -- 3. The Sea -- 4. Light Talk: Animation 1 -- 5. Exercise 2: Here and Now (Morse in dance & light) -- 6. Exercise 1: Why Hast Though Forsaken Me (Morse in dance & music) -- 7. Snakes: Animation 2 -- 8. Bells -- 9. Yes No Walk Walk – -- 10. Where Are You Boys: Animation 3 -- 11. Exercise 3: Save Our Souls (Morse in dance & music) -- 12. Exercise 2: Here and Now (Morse in dance & snare rims) -- 13. Blowy Man: Piano Trio & Video -- 14. What Hath: Percussion Quartet -- 15. Heather (Video and Pre - record) -- 16. Tower.

Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council, Myer Foundation, Arts Victoria, Arts House Culture Lab.

First performance: at Semaphore (North Melbourne Town Hall (Arts House)) on 27 May 2015

Winner of Instrumental Work of the Year, Art Music Awards, 2016.

The performance of the work was Performance Work of the Year, Art Music Awards, 2016


Resonate article: 2016 Art Music Awards finalists - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Kate Neal's Semaphore by Australian Music Centre




  • Has as subject/About: Dance

Performances of this work

27 May 2015: at Semaphore (North Melbourne Town Hall (Arts House)).

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