For piano and electronics. Commissioned by Gabriella Smart. This work aims to bring the sound of the piano as close as possible to the sound of Percy Grainger’s Free Music ideals, by applying pitch tracking and spectral filtering. Delicate, sparse piano pitches are sampled and transported into theremin like tones where the tempered scale becomes irrelevant.
THEIR LIVES ARE STRIPPED OF MEANING
For voice, trumpet and electronics. Australian author Richard Flanagan made this statement in a response to the Australian Government’s policy on the treatment of refugees arriving in Australia by boat, which involves detention. In this piece, the vocalist sings these words, but they become incomprehensible as they are separated out over the 8 minutes of the piece; a direct reference to the indeterminate length of detention that Australia enforces upon refugees.