Uluru - Symphonic Overture

Uluru, known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock in central Australia. The area around the formation is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area.

This work is inspired by the scenery of Uluru and the sound of an Aboriginal musical instrument -  didgeridoo. I am fascinated by these two objects in particular by their reflections of each other in nature and soul.

The work is divided into two parts: Grave and Allegro con brio. In the first part, the composer uses the orchestral palette to depict the scenery of the Uluru in direct manner - its magnificent sight, its appearing of change colour at different times of the day and year, at dawn and sunset. The music in the second part moves to indirect manner. The vigorous music reveals the solitary rock's growing inner power, and one can imagine the vitality and spirit of the rock in even more magnificence.

This work was commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and premiered by the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra in 1997.

... the SCO has been doing very interesting work indeed and certainly worthy of support.

A/Prof Stuart Geoffrey Andrew Greenbaum, Composer (Australia)



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Trimor Dhomi, Composer (Kosovo)



I'm very excited to hear your interpretation and to bring the piece to life!

Luke Flynn, Composer (USA)