- for full orchestra
- 21' 00"
- 3332+contra bassoon; 4231; Timpani (4); 3 percussion; harp; piano; strings
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A radical composition for orchestra based totally on transcription and quotation, this work examines the West’s fascination with pulse in music, and associated ideas of “primitivism”. Direct quotes from Beethoven, Berlioz and Stravinsky intermingle and cross-pollinate, while the overall musical structure is underpinned by an extended transcription of the dynamic fire dance of the Baining people of Papua New Guinea.
|13 Apr 1995||
Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Stephen Barlow
|Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra|
|30 Nov 2001||
Performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young as part of the New Music New Zealand Festival in 2001
|18 Apr 2009||
Performed by Vector Wellington Orchestra and conducted by Marc Taddei at the Wellington Town Hall, Wellington
|Marc Taddei Orchestra Wellington|