Heat, danger, emptiness and space. Plenty of all of this in Peter Sculthorpe’s excellent Kakadu – inspired by northern Australia but featuring universal themes of humanity, life, death, and timelessness.
Listening time c22 minutes (podcast 6′, music 16′)
Music here, played by the Queensland Orchestra, conducted by Michael Christie with William Barton on didgeridoo:
You can buy this recording as a download here (though you have to buy a whole album, but this recording is the one that I think does best justice to the piece and gives the didgeridoo proper prominence).
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