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Round Roads: a symphonic poem for six ensembles

Davidson, Robert A. (2008) Round Roads: a symphonic poem for six ensembles. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Round Roads was composed for the first gathering of the Six Pack Symphony, a modular orchestra comprising six ensembles: The Brodksy Quartet, The David Chesworth Ensemble, Topology, Wood, Continuum Sax, and Clocked Out Duo. Composed in Canberra, the work is a study of the city with three strands of influence. Firstly, the composer's Canberra childhood has an impact on the musical thinking. Secondly, the fire-damaged landscape surrounding Canberra is portrayed. Thirdly, the grandiose speech-making of Canberra's federal politicians is reflected.

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ID Code: 13184
Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This entry is a musical score. The work was commissioned by the Brisbane Powerhouse with funds from the Australia Council. It was first performed by the Six Pack Symphony on 1 March 2008 at the Brisbane Powerhouse for the Restrung Festival.
Keywords: Canberra, parliament, landscape, composition, orchestra, symphony, contemporary music, new music, chamber music, post, minimalism
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Robert A. Davidson
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:57

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