How many of us have a bottom drawer full of manuscripts from 40 years ago?
By drawer-full I mean 30+ works of all shapes and sizes from suites to micro-pieces, songs to instrumentals. And in every style you can imagine. That was the state of affairs with Ann Carr-Boyd at the start of the Flying West project two years ago. Huge amounts of material that had been written for a specific group The Consort of Sydney, led by the outrageous Robert Goode, had lain dormant since the group disbanded after its decade of touring Australia and Europe.
Recording the works of Ann Carr-Boyd
Largely unpublished and unrecorded, the last 2 years has seen the massive undertaking of reversing that situation. All works have been recorded by Thoroughbass and all scores and recordings published by Wirripang. Two new works have been created to mark this achievement – Wisp of Cloud played by Robert Goode himself, and Flying West written for Thoroughbass and after which this project has been named.
Come to these concerts:
We invite you to come and hear some, but by no means all, of Ann’s compositions from this period. We guarantee you will be enthralled by the fascinating music of the young Ann Carr-Boyd!