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More (The Sea)

Sheet Music: Score

More (The Sea) / words by Marcia Malinova-Anthony ; music by Paul Cutlan.

by Paul Cutlan (2022)


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More (Bulgarian for Sea) is a poem by Bulgarian Australian Marcia Malinova-Anthony about her experiences of alienation as a migrant in this country and the solace she has found in the vastness of the sea, "as in an invisible cosmic womb".

More is part of a 65 minute suite of music Zashto? (Why?) on the subject of Australia's treatment of migrants over the centuries. The other composers are Sandy Evans, Andrew Robson, Tony Gorman, Llew Kiek and Mara Kiek - all current or former members of cross-cultural band Mara!

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (49p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmic independence, Bulgarian language and vocal technique specialisation.

Duration: 8 min.

Commission info: Commissioned for the suite Zashto.

First performance by Mara! Big Band — 2 Mar 22. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.

Includes poem by Marcia Malinova-Anthony in Bulgarian and English.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. of this work:
Traditional Bulgarian, jazz, art music, minimalism, third stream.

Expertise in interpreting chord symbols and comping is highly recommended for the bouzouki, accordion and bass players. Expertise in jazz improvisation is highly recommended for at least 2 of the instrumental players.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-162-8

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