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Colouring in the sky : bass clarinet concerto

by Mark Pollard (2003)

Colouring in the sky


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Colouring in the sky : bass clarinet concerto / Mark Clement Pollard.

Library shelf no. 784.2865186/POL 1 [Available for loan]

Colouring in the sky

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Work Overview

This work is inspired by the art making process of Utopia region aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye that involved the creation of an image that was then painted over with an explosion of dots. This process of "colouring in" gradually masked what lay beneath to create another overlaid story. Her works are intensely spiritual with a strong sense of serene beauty and harmony. This process of colouring and becoming is an essential element of this concerto in which the resonant and melodic qualities of the solo instrument gradually unfold an underlying theme which is coloured and masked to create a "sound snapshot" of the colouring in of the night sky.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bassoon, contra-bassoon, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players), keyboard (piano or organ or synthesizer), solo bass clarinet, strings.

Duration: 25 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Harry Sparnaay with funds provided by Australia Council. Music Board.

First performance: by Harry Sparnaay, Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra — 2003. St Johns Chuch, Southgate, Melbourne


Performances of this work

2003: St Johns Chuch, Southgate, Melbourne. Featuring Harry Sparnaay, Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra.

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