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The party's over (2008)

Chamber orchestra.

"The Party's Over" imagines a forgotten dance hall, chords echoing through a vast empty space. Some strains which might be left over from the 1940s drift in through an open window. A tender ballad takes hold briefly, and we are left with the delicate nostalgia of shutters knocking in the wind.

Commissioned by Brisbane Powerhouse and the Australia Council for the Arts.  Premiered by Six Pack Symphony at Brisbane Powerhouse, 1 March 2008