About this video: Three generations of Australian women composers are celebrated in a richly hued kaleidoscope of music from across the decades. Helen Gifford’s compelling compositional voice begins the journey, with her seminal works setting the scene for generations of women composers including Christine McCombe, Annie Hsieh, Melody Eotvos, Kate Neal and Kate Moore. With a particular focus on the female voice, coupled with an eclectic mix of instruments and ensemble settings, the power of these individuals speaks to us across the generations. This concert was performed as part of the Metropolis New Music Festival in May 2019.

PROGRAM

HELEN GIFFORD
Red autumn in Valvins (1964) – Christopher Brennan, text
Fable (1967) 00:06:20
Shiva, the auspicious one (2012) 00:11:23

CHRISTINE MCCOMBE 00:21:08
Halcyon (1994) – Christina Rossetti, text
I A Birthday
II Luscious & Sorrowful
III Three Stages

Spring Haiku (2014) – Bruce Leeming, text 00:33:31
I
II
III

Solstice Stone (2002) – George Mackay Brown, text 00:40:56

MELODY EÖTVÖS 00:48:37
Wild October Jones (2015)

KATE NEAL 00:56:18
Gogonasus (2009) – Charles Darwin, text

KATE MOORE 01:00:56
Tarantella (2016)

ANNIE HUI-HSIN HSIEH 01:09:23
Tightrope (2013) – David Maney, text

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