From the Hungry Waiting Country

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Halcyon performs Elliott Gyger
Jenny Duck-Chong (mezzo-soprano) and
Alison Morgan (soprano) with

Jo Burton (mezzo-soprano)
Matthew Coorey (conductor)
Ewan Foster (viola)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Vladimir Gorbach (guitar)
Genevieve Lang (harp)
Belinda Montgomery (soprano)
Alexandre Oguey (cor anglais)
Roland Peelman (conductor)
Sally Walker (flute)
Sally Whitwell (piano)

Three astounding works by Elliott Gyger are presented by Halcyon and featuring the thrilling voices of Jenny Duck-Chong and Alison Morgan and some of Australia’s best performers. This is challenging music which rewards every listen. It’s full of mystery and glistening textures and its narrative holds you to the end.

giving voice is an intimate exploration of the theme of early childhood setting texts by contemporary Australian female writers. Petit Testament is a setting of the last work of the fictional poet Ern Malley. From the hungry waiting country is a complex meditation on a subject dear to most Australians - drought and water shortages.


Elliott Gyger: giving voice (2012)
Elliott Gyger: Petit Testament (2008)
Elliott Gyger: From the hungry waiting country (2006)