This theme is explored first through the idea of counterpoint: in a Trio Sonata by the master of counterpoint himself, J.S. Bach; and in the hypnotic and otherworldly Vermont Counterpoint by Steve Reich. In the second half, many different perspectives are represented. A bright new voice in the Australian compositional landscape will be heard, as Arcadia Winds perform the winning piece from the 2019 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize. Finally, a brand new work for wind quintet and tape by Andrew Ford will depict the perspectives of rural Australians featured in the paintings of Arthur Streeton.
Steve Reich | Vermont Counterpoint
J.S. Bach | Trio Sonata for Organ, No. 6 in G, BWV 530
2019 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize Recipient | New Work for Wind Quintet
Andrew Ford | New Work
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