Music to Boil an Egg By

2005

Three minute-long pieces (the number three is important in other ways also) chronicling our heroic egg's plunge into hot water (jostling for space in the pot), self-awareness (despair at not growing to be a full-fledged chicken) and ultimate sacrifice at the dinner table.  Written during a month-long residency in November 2005 at the Visby International Centre for Composers, Gotland, Sweden, and dedicated to VICC and its director Ramon Anthin.


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.