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This work was inspired by "The Scene" from Arawata Bill by New Zealand poet Denis Glover. Originally one of three vocal works composed for Burnside High School chorale in the 1970s, it was later rewritten as a piano solo. The opening stanzas of the poem set the mood: “Mountains muzzle mountains / White-bearded rock-fronted / In perpetual drizzle. / Rivers swell and twist / Like a torturer’s fist / Where the maidenhair / Falls of the waterfall / Sail through the air.”
30 Oct 2010: Fundraising Piano Recital
08 Jul 2011: Performed by John Chen at Rannoch Villa, in Auckland
08 Oct 2011: Performed by Geoffrey Hinds (piano) at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Mt Eden, Auckland
21 Jun 2012: Performed by John Chen at Christuskirche, in Leverkusen, Germany.
22 Jun 2012: Performed by John Chen at Campus Fichtenhain, in Krefeld, Germany.
23 Jun 2012: Performed by John Chen at Burgermeisterhaus, in Essen, Germany.
24 Jun 2012: Performed by John Chen at Musikschule, in Wesel, Germany.
02 Sep 2012: John Chen - Piano - Waikanae Music Society
22 Sep 2012: Performed by John Chen at the 2012 New Zealand Music Festival Shanghai, at the He Luting Concert Hall, in Shanghai, China.