Sheet Music: Score
We apologise / Robert Davidson.
by Robert Davidson (2012)
This work takes one second of speech (from Kevin Rudd's historic apology speech to the Stolen Generations) and stretches it out to a five-minute aural landscape. The time is then compressed back to its original length, reconstituting the original speech.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (1p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — The difficulty lies in being able to mimic sounds accurately in detail
Duration: 8 mins
Commissioned by The Australian Voices.
First performance by The Australian Voices — 1 Apr 12. Griffith University, Brisbane
Consists of instructions to realise the work.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a room, Leif Inge: 9 Beet Stretch, Steve Reich: Slow Motion Sound, Peter Ablinger: Talking Piano
Finalist in 2013 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards
This edition produced 1 Jun 13.
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