Sheet Music: Score
Fire tiger : piano solo / Becky Llewellyn.
by Becky Llewellyn (2000)
Confinement is conducive to fantasy. It wasn't long ago that we became aware of the people who were confined in placed like Port Arthur and the Female Factory in Hobart where this piece was commissioned to be premiered. Children's 'homes', detention centres, prisoner of war camps - Australia is good at confining and until recently these have been blind spots on our nation's psyche. We now empathise with their outer living conditions but what of their inner lives? Fire Tiger invites the listener inside the skin of a tiger, another creature often confined but once free. The name comes from Chinese astrology.
The piece was commissioned by and dedicated to pianist Gabriella Smart, whose vibrant performance abilities inspired this meditation on an energy that bars cannot cage.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB A.Mus.A.
Duration: 6 mins
Dedicated to Gabriella Smart
First performance by Gabriella Smart — 1 Apr 01. Port Arthur church - first Ten Days on an Island Festival
Includes brief programme note.
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