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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 With Love and Fury
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With Love and Fury is a series of musical settings to ten poems by Judith Wright. The sequence was conceived as both an album and a touring concert.

'The musical settings enhance the turmoil of conflict and destruction that bursts out of Wright’s words. The song cycle is dark and intense. The narrative alludes to a profound concern for the environment and our relationship with the land and its people – issues that Judith Wright felt strongly about during her life as a conservationist and an Aboriginal rights activist' (Daniela Kaleva. Australian Stage 3 May 2016).

The poems that comprise Love and Fury (in album order) are:

NB: The composer is indicated in brackets

Notes

  • The title With Love and Fury is named after the manner in which Wright habitually signed off her letters.
  • The project had its origins in 2013 when Noonan found herself in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, at the Judith Wright Centre: 'I realised with great embarrassment that I didn’t actually know who Wright was. So I went inside, found an anthology of her poetry and read it cover to cover. Her work just blew me away.' With financial blessing from the Australia Council, Noonan set about cherrypicking the project’s composers. Her brief was simple: choose a poem by Wright and go for it' (Wikipedia).
  • The album was recorded in London.

Production Details

  • Katie Noonan and the Brodsky Quartet toured the album around Australia from 28th of April until 5th of May 2016.

    • The Judith Wright poems/songs were presented during the first half of each concert.
    • The second half comprised performances of music and songs from a diverse array of composers and songwriters, including Peter Sculthorpe, Andrew Ford, Robert Davidson, Sting, Bjork, and Elvis Costello.

Contents

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Kin Music Australia , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Surfer, Judith Wright , Katie Noonan (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
Metho Drinker, Judith Wright , Richard Tognetti (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
Night After Bushfire, Judith Wright , Iain Grandage (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
The Slope, Judith Wright , Carl Vine (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
To a Child, Judith Wright , David Hirschfelder (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
Failure of Communication, Judith Wright , John Rodgers (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song

A musical setting to a short poem by Judth Wright, in which she explores the irony of closeness where however close our touch or intimate our speech, silences, spaces reach most deep, and will not close.'

Late Spring, Judith Wright , Elena Kats-Chernin (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
Sonnet for Christmas, Judith Wright , Paul Dean (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
After the Visitors, Judith Wright , Andrew Ford (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
The Company of Lovers, Judith Wright , Paul Grabowsky (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2016

Works about this Work

Tribute to a Great Oz Poet Rosalind Appleby , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend West , 7-8 May 2016; (p. 95)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Brodsky Quartet and Katie Noonan Harriet Cunningham , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Noonan Excels in Concept Executed Well-nigh Faultlessly Martin Buzacott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 May 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
On the Wright Track Patrick McDonald , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 April 2016; (p. 29)
Love and Fury Call the Tune Jodie Munro O'Brian , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 24 April 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Love and Fury Call the Tune Jodie Munro O'Brian , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 24 April 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Noonan Excels in Concept Executed Well-nigh Faultlessly Martin Buzacott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 May 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Brodsky Quartet and Katie Noonan Harriet Cunningham , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Tribute to a Great Oz Poet Rosalind Appleby , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend West , 7-8 May 2016; (p. 95)

— Review of With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
Phillip Hall Reviews Judith Wright, Georgina Arnott and Katie Noonan Phillip Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 55.1 2016;

— Review of Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , 1994 selected work poetry ; The Unknown Judith Wright Georgie Arnott , 2016 single work biography ; With Love and Fury Judith Wright , 2016 selected work lyric/song
On the Wright Track Patrick McDonald , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 April 2016; (p. 29)
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