Variations is were I consider my practise to begin. It is the first piece I ever wrote for other people and the first piece I had performed. To write this piece I created a set of gestures to act as interactions between musicians and music stands. I distributed those gestures to performers and times using a random number generator.
The piece was premiered in the Big Band Room at the ANU School of Music, by the ANU New Music Ensemble, (Helene Popovic, Millie Watson, Gen Kinoshita and Hayden Fritzlaff) on the 30th of October, 2014. As part of the ANU’s former composer’s concert series SoundProof.
This piece was written and performed on the land of the Ngunnawal People