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The Bewilderness

for altered string quartet and voices

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  50m
Instrumentation:  violin, fiddle, cello, double bass, harmonium, percussion, taonga puoro, vocals, throat singing

Year:  2021
Duration:  50m
Instrumentation  violin, fiddle, cello, doub...

Plan 9

Composer:   Plan 9

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Supported by Creative NZ, The Bewilderness is a composition loosely based on the unsettling experience of the COVID-19 pandemic from the sudden shock, through the stages of drama and disruption to periods of peace and introspection. Written for altered string quartet and voices, it features David Donaldson on double bass, Steve Roche on fiddle, Janet Roddick on vocals and harmonium, Ruby Solly on vocals, taonga pūoro, and cello, Tristan Carter on violin, and Jonny Marks on throat singing and percussion.

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Created with the support of Creative NZ

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Ten movements:

  1. The Rush
  2. The Big Sea
  3. Rain
  4. Nowhere Fast
  5. Bewilderness
  6. The List
  7. Garden Party
  8. Unwinding
  9. By Far And Away
  10. Chimes