Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson
by Andrée Greenwell (2003)
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Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composer: Andrée Greenwell ; poet: Jordie Albiston.
Library shelf no. CD 1278 [Available for loan]
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Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composed by Andrée Greenwell ; poems by Jordie Albiston.
Library shelf no. 782.14/GRE 1 [Available for loan]
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Inspired by Jordie Albiston's series of poems 'Botany Bay document', Dreaming Transportation is a dramatic song-cycle in a semi-documentary style that charts a feminine history from a contemporary perspective. This work is highly recommended as a music-drama work for upper secondary girls' schools and tertiary students.
Instrumentation: Five female voices, violin, clarinet in Bb (doubling soprano saxophone, alto saxophone), cello, accordion (doubling guitar, hurdy-gurdy and mandolin), piano, double bass, percussion (1 player).
Duration: 80 min.
Contents note: The Hull -- Inventory (What to bring when setting up a colony) -- Lizzie's Reel -- Lizzie's Pact -- Sydney Gazette -- Asylum Song -- Crazy Bridget -- Mrs Macarthur's Tea Party -- Parramatta Female Factory -- Dialogue Between Two Whores -- Dorothy Paty -- Margaret Catchpole -- Letter Home: Elizabeth Macarthur -- Missing Him -- Sydney Gazette: Accidents -- Moonfish -- I do not remember -- Dreaming Transportation -- The Emanicipist finds parts of her body: feet, hands, lungs, eyes, heart -- Diary Extract (Anon).
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Festival.
First performance: Jan 03. Sydney Festival
The composer has noted the following styles, influences, etc. on this work:
Post-modern, chamber-pop, folk, rock, improvisation, neo-romantic, minimalist, Phillip Glass, Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars.
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Performances of this work
2004: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House. Featuring Deborah Conway, Miriam Allan, Justine Clarke, Christine Douglas, Amie McKenna, Hope Csutoros, James Nightingale, Jane Williams, Kim Poole, Denise Papaluca, Mardi Chillingworth, Jared Underwood, Andrée Greenwell.
Jan 03: Sydney Festival
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