ata whenua : for violin, cello and piano
by Rosalind Page (2011)
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Performance by Saguaro Trio from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 77.
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ata whenua, land of reflections, is a compositional
ecosphere inspired by Maori for Fjordland; ata - morning, images,
shadows, reflections and whenua - land, for it was whilst
traversing the 45th parallel South that the initial oncept for
this piano trio was born in the South Island of New Zealand.
Six months later, whilst I was nestled within another fjord 66° North toward the near Arctic in Siglufjördur, Iceland, the composition acquired its true form as a metaphor for a liminal subconscious reverie on the fragile balance between longing and belonging.The essence of the work can be described as movement, flow, direction and focus in the cosmos and in the soul.
Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Dedication note: The work is dedicated to photographer James Tarrant for sharing his vast knowledge of birds and passion for nature.
Commission note: Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia.. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Arnold and Mary Bram
First performance: by Saguaro Trio — 16 Aug 11. Melbourne Recital Hall, Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne
- Inspired by: Landscape and Nature
Performances of this work
21 Oct 2014: at Northern Lights (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music).
16 Aug 11: Melbourne Recital Hall, Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne. Featuring Saguaro Trio.
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