Binna burra dreaming : for violin and piano
by Margaret Brandman (2009, this version: 2013)
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Binna Burra Dreaming is a contemporary, yet listenable work. The title of the work is taken from the aboriginal name for 'where the beech tree grows'. The work is in one movement and through-composed in several sections in various modal minor tonalities and varying time signatures.
The piece begins with a cello (or violin) figure representing the sound of a digeridoo chanting 'binna burra'. The 'beech tree grows' motif appears throughout the work in different guises. Apart from the melodies, there are intriguing rhythms and contemporary jazz harmonies.
Year: 2009, this version: 2013
Instrumentation: Violin, piano. There are 2 versions: 9 min., and abridged version of 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — virtuoso passages for both instruments, effects, syncopated passages
Commission note: Commissioned by Duo Deconet.. Commissioned by Duo Deconet.
First performance: by Duo Deconet — 9 Nov 13. 'Rhapsodies to Rhumbas' concert, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW
- Influenced by: Jazz
Performances of this work
23 Aug 2014: at Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Zenith Theatre Chatswood).
9 Nov 13: 'Rhapsodies to Rhumbas' concert, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW. Featuring Duo Deconet.
9 Nov 2013: at Margaret Brandman: Rhapsodies to Rhumbas (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre).
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