Lyrebird themes / Jacqui Rutten.
Duration: 20 min.
Date of composition: 2005.
The work was premiered on the ABC Classic FM Festival of Birdsong in January 2005.
Non-commercial recording - for study purposes only.
Instrumentation: interview text, singing, grand piano, and computer-generated sounds and effects.
Commissioned by the ABC Regional Production Fund for ABC Classic FM and ABC Radio National -- Composer's note.
SUMMARY: The work combines field recordings, interviews, computer-generated sounds and studio recorded music. Five scenes, which comprise the piece, focus on the work of a woman and a teenage boy who go into the forest every day to learn about the lyrebirds. These scenes are contextualised by statements about indigenous culture.
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