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Mungala (Clouds) : for alto flute and percussion

by Brenda Gifford (2018)

Work Overview

Mungala is the word for clouds in composer Brenda Gifford's Yuin country, the South Coast of NSW. The music evokes the experience of watching the clouds build across the sea from a clifftop at Wreck Bay. The clouds dance across the sky bringing thunder and then the relief of gentle rain.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: Alto flute, clap sticks.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned for Claire Chase.

First performance: 29 Sep 18. National Sawdust, New York, USA


Performances of this work

28 Oct 2023: at Songbirds | Brisbane Music Festival (FourthWall Arts). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

26 Feb 2023: at Avant Gardens 1 (Private home in Alexandria, NSW). Featuring Claire Edwardes, Jane Sheldon.

17 Aug 2022: at Natural Phenomena: New Sounds by Australian Women (Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium).

7 Apr 2022: at CSO: Stargazers (National Museum of Australia). Featuring CSO Chamber Players.

9 Feb 2022: at Songbirds (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

5 Dec 2021: at Ensemble Offspring presents Composing Songlines (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

5 Sep 2020: at Ah Tempe! (Various venues in Sydney). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

6 Aug 2020: at Songbirds at Old 505 (Old 505 Theatre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

5 Apr 2020: at Ensemble Offspring: Fever Pitch (Erskineville Town Hall). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

29 Sep 18: National Sawdust, New York, USA

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