Duration ca. 5:30
Programme notes Dry White Fire was commissioned for a Riverina Conservatorium Composers’ Forum and was premiered by the composer and the violinist, Lauren Davis on August 27, 2010. The rich imagery in Mary Gilmore’s poem An Aboriginal Simile was the catalyst for these sounds but the music is not programmatic and does not follow the text in any order. After the performance, the composer was delighted to learn from a member of the audience of Gilmore’s own connection with Wagga Wagga and how her name had once featured on the Conservatorium gates.
Publication details A score, available as a download or in print, may be purchased from Wirripang http://www.australiancomposers.com.au/authors/wendy-hiscocks