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Antonyms of Trust

for actor and orchestra

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  2*2*2*2*; 4331; timp., 2 perc.; hp; str (min: 6 5 4 3 2) | (Perc: vib., sn.dr, egg-shaker, ta-tam, bs.dr, cym., maracas)

Year:  2010
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  2*2*2*2*; 4331; timp., 2 pe...

Chris Adams

Composer:   Chris Adams

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Antonyms of Trust is a poem about water; about how our water is being stolen and degraded, about the many New Zealand rivers with signs saying "do not swim – may cause illness" or the dry riverbeds surrounded by farmland with constantly pumping pivot irrigators. "Once upon a better time, the poor man's wine flowed beneath our feet and bubbled up between the streets..."

Text note

Antonyms of Trust by Sam Mahon, used with permission of the author

Performance history

15 Sep 2010: Workshopped by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Kenneth Young and actor Stuart Devenie, at the Philharmonia Hall, in Auckland

11 May 2011: APO NZ Composer Development: Works with Words

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