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Blue gold

Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)

Blue gold / Ros Bandt

by Ros Bandt (2005)

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  • Instrumentation: Clarinets, cello, electroacoustic soundscape mix, glass and metal sculptures, digital video. May also be played on recorders and viola da gamba.
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Louise King, Richard Haynes, Ros Bandt from the CD Blue gold


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Product details

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 2p. -- B4 (landscape)) and 2 parts (31p. -- B4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Duration: 33 mins

Contents note:

In four movements, divided into the following sections: Water: the blue gold -- Lake Eyre, wind harps in the desert -- Elegy for eroded land after grazing -- Bush rain, call for water -- Ecstatic rain dance -- Plundering the rain forest -- Loggers and water barons -- Salination: cacti and prickly pear -- From the irrigation channel -- Spirit level: water balance.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Maude Barlow

Commissioned by Charisma with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Charisma — 2007. Premiered and toured throughout Australia

Includes: graphic score, performance parts for the six notated sections, DVD of full 33-minute version, DVD of shorter 13-minute version.

Includes performance note.

Includes improvised and notated sections. Includes graphic notation.

Multimedia work which takes its title from Maude Barlow's book of the same name referencing water as the new industrial economy.

Re-mixed as a radiophonic work in Melbourne 2006.

Versions (performance options): 1. 33 min. with DVD sculptures and live performance for wind and string (2005). 2. Short 10 min. DVD with live performance, tracks 3, 5, 10 (2007). 3. Radiophonic audio 33 min. (2006). 4. Film and soundscape audiovisual DVD, 33 min. (2005).

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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