The Goddess Returns
Scored for voice, string quartet and percussion (ghattam)
The Goddess Returns was the centerpiece of a large multi-media work I composed, of the same name, for an Elektra String Quartet performance project in 1999
Performed by: Antigone Foster, vocals
Elektra String Quartet - Mirka Rozmus and Romano Crivici, violins; Rudi Crivici, viola; Markus Hartstein, cello
Interview with Andrew Ford
-ABC Radio national
composer & performer
In Times of Change
for chamber orchestra (strings, winds x 4, trpt, hrn, piano and percussion x 2
Duration: ~ 12:30 min.
Redeveloped: Dec 2019 - Jan 2020
Extra winds and trumpet: Jan 2021
1: Intro - Andante...
3: Post Script - poco andante
This is a revised and developed version of an earlier work of the same name. It was commissioned by a semi-professional ensemble, who were very keen on the work.....but they cut off communication during the pandemic lockdowns, and never got back to me. One gets used to that sort of thing.
If listening to the synth recording, I would suggest following the score to be aware of what sounds and effects are actually being called for, as opposed to the shit sounds the synth plays. My Sib program also was stuffing up the percussion parts; and come to think of it, it isn't mixed or balance.... follow the score!
PS, were this work to be performed, I would probably double the wind.
(24th, June 2022)
(Pardon the crappy synth recording)
Symphony No. 1 "As Night Follows Day"
Sydney Chamber Orchestra conducted by Romano Crivici. Commissioned by ABC Classic FM.
Recorded at the Eugene Goossens Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Ultimo, Sydney, 8th December, 2000, for ABC Classic FM.
Produced by Ralph Lane, Sound Engineer -Allan MacLean.
Symphony No I has, since this recording, undergone a massive revision and development, but is still, in some senses what I would consider as being an ‘early’ work of mine. This version was recorded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for broadcast on ABC Radio National in 2000
Symphony No. 2 Icon 30:00
For solo sax. (alto or ten.), strings, double wind, 2 x horns, 2 x trumpets, 5 x perc (vibes, celeste, 2 x marimba)
A Playground Groove 9.30
Strings, double wind, 2 x horn, 2 x trumpet, glock, xylo, marimba, 3 x perc
Cello Concerto 25:00
Work in progress
Strings, double winds, 4 x horns, 2 x trumpets, 4 x perc, harp