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