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27 March 2013

Featured video - Andrew Ford's Elegy in a Country Graveyard

Featured video - Andrew Ford's <em>Elegy in a Country Graveyard</em>

Andrew Ford discusses his Prix Italia-shortlisted piece Elegy in a Country Graveyard in these two extracts from Tony Williams and Anna Hewgill's new film A Place Called Robertson (Four Donkey Films). Shot in the Southern Highlands of NSW where Ford lives, the film also features local artists including Carlos Barrios, Enrique del Val and the Archibald-prize winning Ben Quilty.

The first part of the documentary includes an interview with the composer, while the second features extracts from the work and images from the Robertson cemetery, the inspiration for Elegy in a Country Graveyard.

Elegy is included on a new CD of Ford's music, Learning to Howl, out from ABC Classics on 5 April.

Elegy in a Country Graveyard Part 2 from Four Donkey Films on Vimeo.

Elegy in a Country Graveyard Pt 1 from Four Donkey Films on Vimeo.

AMC resources

Andrew Ford - AMC profile
'Living in the country helps focus on the sounds in my head' - an article on Resonate by Andrew Ford (10 June 2009)

Further links

Four Donkey Films: A Place called Robertson (film details)
A Place called Robertson - trailer (Vimeo)
ABC Classics: Andrew Ford - Learning to Howl (ABC Shop)

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