Music Theatre & Opera

Use the categories below to explore different types of work:

1971

(5')

First Performance     
Date: December 7, 1973
Venue: Recording Hall, Sydney Opera House 
Clarinets: Des Beazley and John Anderson

This was reworked in 1999 and presented in the Sydney Opera House Studio series It was renamed 
Carla and Madge. The performers were Margery Smith and Carl Rosman

1973

For Cello: (10') 

First Performance     
Date: December 7, 1973
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Cellist: Nathan Waks

1973

For tenor, narrator, actors, puppets and mixed ensemble (flute, trombone, percussion, cello) on a text by John McGuire (10') 

First Performance     
Date: December 7, 1973
Venue: Sydney Opera House Recording Hall

1974

For solo double bass and four wind &/or brass players (7') 

First Performance     
Date: August 5,1974
Venue: Studio Concert III, Darmstadt
Double Bass: Fernando Grillo
Clarinet: Rolf Gelhaar
Didgeridoo: Moya Henderson
Flute: Christina Kubisch
Oboe: Davide Mosconi

Awarded First Prize in the Darmstadt: Kranichsteiner Musikpreis, 1974

1975

For four singer/actors (20') 

First Performance     
Date: February 29, 1976
Venue: Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, Germany
Production: Max Lehner 

Commissioned by the Braunschweig Opera Studio

1975

For Cello: - completely revised (12') 

First Performance     
Date: March 6, 1975
Venue: Aula, Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany
Cellist: Stephan Breith 

1975

For solo singer/actor (10') 

First Performance     
Date: March 6, 1975
Venue: Aula, Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany
Performer: Richard Reiss 

1976

For soprano and talking table (male voice) (10') 

First Performance     
Date: March 16, 1976
Venue: Aula, Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany 
Soprano: Beth Griffith
Speaker: Michel Gonneville (Canadian composer)

Memorable performances in Australia by Jennifer McGregor and John McTiernan; John Bell (director) 1978

1976

For solo percussion (20') 

First Performance     
Date: March 16, 1976
Venue: Aula, Musikhochschule, Cologne, Germany
Percussionist: Nicholas Bardach

1978

For six singer/actors and piano (45')

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