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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Traces of Birdsong in Elliott Gyger's Opera Fly Away Peter
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'The sound of the sea captive in the seashell does not disquiet us. On the contrary, it reassures us, comforts us. It speaks of permanence and tranquillity, whereas the mysterious sound by the shore reveals nothing. In fact, such a sound indicates no origin, and leads nowhere: it is a sound that has no place, or one that simply has not taken place. The inexplicable sound occupies space and dissipates without leaving a trace - apart, perhaps, from the disquiet we feel when we observe that there is no trace. (Bonnet, 2016: 4; itals in original).' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly Words and Music vol. 76 no. 1 August 2016 10422309 2016 periodical issue

    'This issue presents writing by musicians and writers who cross mediums to collaborate and experiment in the spaces between words and music, including Hilary Bell, Phillip Johnston and Jonathan Mills. It includes archivist John Murphy’s reflections on Peter Sculthorpe’s house and Joseph Toltz writes of the experience of researching musical recollections from the Holocaust, and presents some of these memories from survivors. Michael Hooper shows how listening to Elliott Gyger’s operatic adaptation of David Malouf’s Fly Away Peter also re-attunes us to the novel. Dick Hughes speculates on the (jazz) music of heaven while David Brooks keeps an ear to the ground in a meditation on “herd music”. There is also the usual cornucopia of stories, memoir, poems and reviews, both themed and unthemed.' (Publication summary)

    pg. 169-184
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