Gordon Hamilton / composer

composer / conductor

composer / conductor

'The Ugly Sound' (hire parts)

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'The Ugly Sound' (hire parts)

320.00

7 min / for narrator & orchestra, commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

1.1.1.1. – 1.1.1.1. – 1 pc. – hp. – narrator – str.

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A re-imagining of ‘The Ugly Duckling’, in which all the characters are sounds, not animals! The Ugly Sound goes through life facing rejection. All of the other sounds are more beautiful and popular: some have rhythm, others melody, harmony and colour which make them appealing. Dejected, the Ugly Sound runs away, believing it can never fit in. Along its journey, the story helps unravel the internal features of the sound, letting us hear it from different angles. The Ugly Sound transforms into a beautiful, mature version of itself… a swan! The piece contains a positive message about self-esteem and openness to unfamiliar sounds. 

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