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Blue gold : with electroacoustic soundscape mix glass and metal sculptures and digital video

by Ros Bandt (2005)

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

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Blue gold / Ros Bandt

Library shelf no. Q 785/BAN 2 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2005

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

Duration: 33 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

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

Commission note: Commissioned by Charisma with funds provided by Australia Council.

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

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

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).

Re-mixed as a radiophonic work in Melbourne 2006.


Resonate article: New album from Ros Bandt and Leah Barclay by Janine Marshman


Performances of this work

2007: Premiered and toured throughout Australia. Featuring Charisma.

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