Trio for flute, viola & harp
Genesis, unconscious associations: I was fortunate in the 1990's to travel to the Northern Territory, touring with Elektra String Quartet a or working with the Arafura Music Collective. During those travels, I spent many a time wandering along the coast; looking at, and breathing the Arafura Sea or the scrubby edge of the desert behind.
And then there was the light; mornings, dusk, its changing colours and moods, the hints of other worlds beyond the horizon - a very different Australia than I was familiar with.
Musically, I made reference to Papuan New Guinean funerary music, performed by a group of individual mourners, each on individual bamboo, single note pipes. Sad to say, I can't be any more specific than that in acknowledging their culture, or the source; I can't remember where or when I saw them; apologies to the beings of that cultural world........ RC, 12th July 2020
Original sketches: Arafura Haze, 26th April, 1998 (?)
Reworked/developed: 8th - 29th Feb, 2020 Byron Bay