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Omphalo centric lecture : Synergy version for 2 marimbas

by Nigel Westlake (1984, this version: 2007)

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Performance by Michael Askill, Nigel Westlake, Susan Shineberg from the CD Australian percussion music, volume 1.

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Library shelf no. CD 161 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1984, this version: 2007

Instrumentation: 2 marimbas, log drum, shaker & splash cymbal.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

The title comes from a painting by Paul Klee - the direct & centred simplicity of which was an inspiration to me during the writing of this piece" -- Composer's note.


Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
by Gordon Kerry — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 24 March 2009, pp.13

Book: Synergy Percussion : Australian percussion music in context / Peter John Martin.


Performances of this work

14 May 2014: at Sounding Nishi: Westlake (Nishi Building).

15 Oct 2011: at Marimba and vibraphone recital (Chatswood High School Hall). Featuring Australian Percussion Collective.

11 Jun 2011: at Tetrafide Percussion Young Artists Showcase (WAAPA Music Auditorium). Featuring Tetrafide Percussion.

15 Mar 2011: at Percussion ensemble featuring Synergy Percussion (Sydney Opera House, The Studio).

15 Mar 11: Sydney Opera House, The Studio, NSW

27 Nov 2010: at The Art of the Ensemble (Space Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Melbourne Guitar Quartet.

31 Jul 2010: at Sunset Series (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Synergy Percussion.

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