These three pieces use found sounds and the spoken word. Jack Bewley splices together parliamentary proceedings in a rhythmic ‘trio’ with oboe and marimba. Gillian Bibby’s ‘You Can’t Kiss the Tummy of a Caged Lion’ combines disparate texts, including descriptions of the instruments, accounts of Cook’s death and even the letter commissioning the work, while Celeste Oram’s ‘Young People’s Guide to the Orchestra’ is a love letter to Radio New Zealand and the uncompromising exuberance of the youth orchestra.
Jack Bewley: Mr Speaker
Performed by Finn Bodkin (oboe), Dominic Jacquemard (percussion), with Jack Bewley (electronics)
Gillian Bibby: You Can’t Kiss the Tummy of a Caged Lion
Performed by Christiaan Van Der Zee (conductor), Roger Wilson (narrator), Barbara Graham and Leslie Graham (sopranos), Linden Loader (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Weir, Helen Quaggin-Molloy and Gordon Lehany (trumpets), Thomas Guldborg and Hannah Neman (percussion), Ludwig Treviranus and Bruce Greenfield (pianos)
Approximate running time | Te roa: 41 minutes