Macarthur, Sally: Sculthorpe connection to land

Macarthur, Sally

Sculthorpe shaped composers with a connection to this land‘, The Conversation, 15 August 2014

Obituary and commentary on the late Peter Sculthorpe, composer.

Sculthorpe pioneered a uniquely Australian sound. The distinctiveness of his music emerges from its connection with the landscape, the Indigenous inhabitants of the land, and with South-East Asian music … The geographical isolation of Australia from Europe coupled with the concept of landscape entwined with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island music, plays an important role in shaping Sculthorpe’s musical style.

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