Sheet Music: Score
Speechless : for four vocal soloists, Choir and Bass Orchestra / Cat Hope.
by Cat Hope (2019)
Speechless is based on "The Forgotten Children: National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention" report 2014, presented by the then president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs. Photographs, drawings, graphs, colour scheme and layout are used as the basis for a graphic, animated score read on networked iPads. The opera aims to be accessabile for musicians of any genre to perform, and there are no words in the sung material.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (69p. -- A4 (landscape))
Difficulty: Medium — graphic score
Duration: 50 min.
Overture -- Act I -- Act II -- Interlude -- Act III.
Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council, Perth Festival, WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Includes performance notes.
Please note, this is a study score for research use. It is reproduced in standard book format with page breaks inserted to facilitate page turns.
The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. in reference to this work:
Georgi Ligeti, Zbigniew Karkowski, Diamanda Galas, Hermann Nitsch, Finnish Screaming Mens Chior, Ennio Morricone.
Other materials, such as recordings, ABC Classic Podcast about the opera, videos, photographs, reviews, video of premiere, program notes and blog entries around the development of the work can be found here.
Finalist in the 2020 APRA AMC Art Music Awards (Dramatic Work of the Year).
Graphic notation edition
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