1 Jul 2016

Jack Body - Turtle Time

From Music Alive, 10:05 pm on 1 July 2016

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Jack Body's classic score from 1968, with text by NZ poet Russell Haley, performed by Callum Blackmore (speaker), Jonathan Dunlop (harpsichord), Rachel Song (piano), Cynthia Hsu (harp), Amy Hsu (organ), conducted by Alex Taylor.

Composed for the 1968 Auckland Arts Festival, it represented NZ at the 1969 International Rostrum of Composers in Paris.

The text by Russell Haley is a strange, highly personal poem that draws together various experiences pertaining to death and the sinister nature of time.

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