Can you identify a Eucalyptus you see here? Leave a comment with your next best guess!
The Concert Work
March 31, 2018
Visiting Eucalyptus, the concert music work, will be premiered on April 1 as part of the Four Winds Easter Festival 2018. The work is for 10 players spanning a wide range of instruments and some of Australia's top performers plus visiting artists.
The piece will be performed in the outdoor Sound Shell amongst the gum trees, 5 mins sound of Bermagui on the far SE coast of NSW.
The work's structure is a series of musical forests, that is, different ways that I have devised of creating forest like sound worlds. Interspersed with these are moments of high emotion celebrating Eucalypts.
And there is one more element to mention. In creating the work I made up my own fairy tale story about Eucalyptus (inspired by Murray Bail's book). It;s. secret what that story is but it does end with a person in a Eucalypt forest at dawn with the colours and textures somehow magically animated to create a Magic Realism, super saturated, hyper-real world.
We made a book also. Tim has taken some of the choicest images plus scans from our sketch books and his own artistic tree related renderings and made a book which is part reflection on trees and part exegesis on our creative process. The book is released on Monday 26th. It can be purchased online at: https://www.barbeler.com/shop-1