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.