Seeing Earth
for oboe, bassoon and piano (2019)
duration: 12’
GRT • 209

score available soon from
Australian Music Centre

program note
The 2017 film, The Space Between Us, features a scene where a boy, born on Mars (of human parents) sees Earth for the first time. Initially from a distance (seen as a planet on approach) and then experienced on the ground. While this work does not convey the full arc of the film, it takes that sequence as an emotional, psychological idea in its own right. Written for Ensemble Françaix (Emmanuel Cassimatis, Matthew Kneale and Nicholas Young), the work was commissioned with financial assistance from Jennifer Bryce.