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We apologise

Sheet Music: Score

We apologise / Robert Davidson.

by Robert Davidson (2012)

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  • Library Availability: 785/DAV 2 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Any voices or instruments (typically at least 5 musicians would be required to realise the piece effectively)
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    Performance by The Australian Voices from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.


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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.

ISMN: 979-0-720138-18-3

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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.
CD: Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 34.


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