Elegy (for a known)

2006

Written for the Continuum Ensemble for its Plunder concert (October 27, 2006) at the suggestion of Juliet Palmer, this piece follows the concert's remix theme by being largely based on musical material found in Music to Boil an Egg By.  During composition my thoughts turned to the daily headlines in the media of war, hardship and loss in various parts of the globe; the feeling and title of the piece reflect this in some way.


Ross Carey NZ

New Zealand composer Ross Carey studied composition with Jack Body at Victoria University of Wellington and in Hiroshima with Jo Kondo.  He lived in Toronto from 2001 to 2003 where he collaborated with Newton Moraes Dance Theatre among others.  Recently he has composed works for vocalising pianist Gao Ping, Great Wall (Souvenir de Visby) which will be premiered at the Asian Composers' League Conference in 2007, and The Winds of Kaiaua for a flutist and taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments) player, which was premiered by Alexa Still at the 2006 British Flute Convention.  As a pianist Ross performs his own music and contemporary music from the Asia- Pacific region, and has performed in New Zealand, Indonesia and Hong Kong.