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Martin Wesley-Smith (A Tribute Concert)
- Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020, 5pm
- Venue: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online
Please join us for a celebration of the life and musical legacy of Martin Wesley-Smith, given by his family, friends and colleagues. Born in Adelaide in 1945, Martin was a much-valued member of the Conservatorium from 1974 to 2000, where he founded and directed the Electronic Music Studio. He was a pioneer in Australia of audiovisual composition.
This concert is a retrospective of Martin's unique and diverse output, and is presented by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with the generous support of the Head of School and Dean, Professor Anna Reid.
Please consider joining performers and the Wesley-Smith family for drinks at the Sir Stamford Hotel in Macquarie Street after the concert.
Tickets must be collected from the Box Office by 15 minutes prior to concert commencement or else they may be released.
All music by Martin Wesley-Smith (1945-2019)
All lyrics (well, most anyway) by Peter Wesley-Smith (born 1945)
Who killed Cock Robbin? (1979) extract
Sydney Chamber Choir directed by Sam Allchurch
With Tobias Cole, caterpillar
Alice Wesley-Smith – Tribute to her Dad
For Marimba and Tape (1983)
Timothy Constable, marimba
Janet (1995) neutered male alpaca
Geoff Collins, flute, Timothy Constable, marimba and David Miller, piano
Ross Edwards – Tribute
Kolele Mai (2000)
Tim Kain, solo guitar
Weapons of Mass Distortion (2003)
Ros Dunlop, clarinet
Beta Globin DNA (1987)
Geoffrey Collins, flute
Vincent Plush – Tribute
Freddie the Fish (1979) – Lyric by Peter Wesley-Smith
The Elderly Elephant – Lyric by Peter Wesley-Smith
Who stopped the rain? (1965) - from Mister Thwump 1965
there is a time… (2011) – with additional words compiled by Martin
Nobody cares anymore (1986/1991) – lyrics by Peter Wesley-Smith
Brother Jack (1994)
David Miller and Roland Peelman, piano
For more than sixty years
Anna Fraser, soprano with Roland Peelman, piano
Ode to Technology
Roland Peelman, piano
My Knight in Shining Armour
Susannah Lawergren and Anna Fraser, sopranos with Roland Peelman, piano
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
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