Testimony

Sandy Evans - Composer

Sandy Evans – Music

Pultizer Prize-Winning Poet

Yusef Komunyakaa – Libretto

 

An original commission for radio from Yusef Komunyakaa, our second collaboration, and from Sandy Evans whose work I had long admired.  Together they created a work that pays tribute to the life and influence of Charlie Parker on a large canvas.

 

 

‘Take a bow Christopher Williams of (ABC) Audio Arts,’ wrote John Shand opening his review for the Sydney Morning Herald (Jan 18). Sad to say, Soundstage, the program for which the innovative producer Williams originally conceived and commissioned Testimony, is no more, a victim in 2001 of ‘reform’ at the ABC that has greatly reduced the possibility of creating such large-scale, cross-artform, stereophonic art works.   (Keith Gallasch, Real Time , January 2002)

 

Testimony2

Wesleyan University Press Book/CD

Australian Art Orchestra

Testimony at the Sydney Opera House in the Australian Art Orchestra staging, 2002.