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2. Lunchers in the Park. (caricatures, pen and wash)
(2.4 Mbyte) In the second movement, variations on the two themes take their ease in Centennial Park, where they meet each other amid Southern European picnics, lovers, walkers, games and birds. (This and subsequent movements recorded by UNSWO, conducted by Colin Piper, at Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University 2/6/1994)
3. Bennelong Dreaming. (starch and natural pigments)
(2.6 Mbyte) Bennelong Point is the site of the opera house and concert hall. The winds stroll down from the botanic gardens, accompanied by a walking bass. We take a peek into the concert hall and find one of the tourist audiences who are famed for their audible involvement in performances. We emerge onto the forecourt where some buskers transport us off into the dream-time. The railway bridge across the quay takes us back to the present, as the strolling stretto brings us back towards the city. In the scherzo tradition of the classical symphony, the third movement of this piece is not overly serious.
4. City Streets, Evening. (collage, mixed media)
(4.9 Mbyte) In the final movement, the musical adventurers progress through a variety of downtown scenes. The bassoon walks through the busy 'city' theme (the strings in changing metres). The two themes get caught up in the city bustle, then find themselves in a night club with a latin flavour. Emerging into the night, they encounter first the colourful street vendors of Darlinghurst and then the members of a well-known religious group. A struggle between Good and Evil ensues, with the former trumpetting its success. The themes stroll down to Bennelong Point before returning home to the evening quiet of Coogee Beach.
2fl, 2ob, 2cl, asax, tsax, 2bsn, 2/3hn, 2tpt, 2trm, tba, timp, perc, strings
Joe Wolfe / J.Wolfe@unsw.edu.au /61-2-9385 4954 (UT+10,+11 Oct-Mar)