“At least so far…” (2019)

Instrumentation: solo high voice OR high voice and percussion
Duration: 9 minutes
Commissioned by Amber Evans

At Least So Far excerpt

Programme Note
“At least so far…” explores the use and breakdown of language by politicians. Through the use and misuse of words, from the deceptive, the sensationalised, to the downright absurd, their very meaning is assaulted and harnessed to forward an agenda.

Direct quotes are used from Donald Trump, Theresa May, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, various government channels of the People’s Republic of China and Australian Government, the testimony of Mihrigul Tursun, and the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Trigger warning for any refugees or those who have been at the mercy of cruel and inhumane immigration policies and practices, and for anyone who identifies as an ethnic Uighur or those whose culture and identity has been systematically eroded or devastated by state powers.

Performance History
25th May 2019: MISE-EN_PLACE , New York, USA – panSonus
8th Aug 2019: Prudence Myer Studio, Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Melbourne, Australia – panSonus
11th Aug 2019: Tempo Rubato, Brunswick, Australia – panSonus
16th Aug 2019: South Australian Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide, Australia – panSonus
26th Aug 2019: Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia – panSonus
31st Aug 2019: New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī, Wellington, New Zealand – panSonus
1st Feb 2020: St. John’s in the Village Church, New York, USA – panSonus

Score Availability:
A3 full score, contact me

Recording:
coming soon…