Commissioned in 2002 for performance by The Brisbane Chorale, directed by Christopher Kiver. Scored for a cappella SATB choir. Duration: circa 10 minutes.
Composer's note: The poet reflects on the vastness of the outback sky and the experience of seeing phenomena such as showers of light and shooting stars coming down and lighting up the earth. In composing my musical setting, I have taken inspiration from the poet's depiction of an expansive and energised landscape and his creative mind's attempt to understand the mysteries of nature through the senses.
Source: Matthew Orlovich's website, http://www.mattheworlovich.com/ Sighted: 08/01/2009
Newcastle upon Tyne:Bloodaxe Books,1999Z3821041999selected work poetry Newcastle upon Tyne:Bloodaxe Books,1999