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Chaos of Delight IV continues my series of works inspired by NZ birdsong (Chaos of Delight I for bass clarinet, Chaos of Delight II for soprano, Chaos of Delight III for women's voices) and in this case is a short, theatrical duo written especially for the talents of my colleagues Luca Manghi and Ben Hoadley. Some more recognizable birdcalls are: the thrush calls played by piccolo; the Paradise Duck in the bassoon; the Kokako played by both in unison and the Little Blue Penguin in the fluttertongued basson.
The work was premiered by the duo on October 22nd, 2008 in Auckland.
Commissioned by Luca Manghi and Ben Hoadley
22 Oct 2008: Music from the 4 Corners
04 Mar 2009: NZ Music for Woodwinds
09 Sep 2009: Showcase Series: September 2009
02 Nov 2011: Performed by Luca Manghi (flute) and Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at Rannoch, in Auckland