Your cart

Total
NZD
Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.

Blue Work


Stitching in the Ditch

for symphony orchestra

Year:  2001   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4321; timp., 2perc.; hp; strings

Year:  2001
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4321; timp., 2per...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

Borrow/Hire:

To borrow items or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz.

About

The phrase, 'stitching in the ditch', indicates a sewing technique of seam reinforcement. In 'Stitching in the Ditch' this notion of pulling extremes together resonates on a musical level - my sound inspirations come from construction sites (pneumatic drills, hand saws, pile drivers), classical repertoire (Debussy's La Mer), and instrument tuning (the organ of St Thomas' Church in Leipzig). Images that at first seem miles apart start to swim towards each other.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia with funding from Creative New Zealand.


Performance history

19 Jul 2001: Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya

NZ Women Composers Vol.1; CD