It's a frosty night in Winnipeg, Canada, and the clock has just
gone half past 12 when Brett Dean picks up the phone with a fire
in his belly. He is there as a special guest of the Winnipeg New
Music Festival and has just heard the best performance ever of
his piece Game Over. But it's a work for two Inuit throat singers
and orchestra that blew his mind.
'It was a revelation to me,' says Dean. 'It kind of puts into a
new light all that highly intellectual attitude to new music in
Germany and Europe, which is ultimately uninvolved with humanity
and very involved with itself…Too ...