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Fast ride in a suave machine

by Katy Abbott (2006)

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Work Overview

Fast Ride in a Suave Machine is a play on a well-known tune. Sometimes, when we re-visit rhymes that we knew as children, it is a curious revelation to understand the true and gruesome nature of the text. Examples of this are Ring-a-Ring-a-Rosie which had its origins in the era of the Black Plague or Rock-a-bye-Baby, where the baby falls 'cradle and all'.


Whilst singing 'Three Blind Mice' to my children one day, the grisly nature of the text suddenly became apparent. Hence, the music is fast paced and 'fun' in nature yet it also alludes to the dark side of the text... I imagine the farmers wife, chasing mice around her kitchen with a large butchers knife!

Work Details

Year: 2006

Duration: 7 min.

Performances of this work

30 Jul 2015: at Women of the Met (St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond). Featuring Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta.

29 Mar 2015: at Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (Princess Theatre, Launceston). Featuring Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, Greg Stephens.

28 Mar 2015: at Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (Burnie Town Hall Theatre). Featuring Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, Greg Stephens.

19 Aug 06: Performed by Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, at Pembroke School, South Australia. Featuring Kevin Cameron.

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