Watching the Stars Go Out is a piece for Violin, Flute and Prepared piano. It was written during Ensemble Offspring’s residency at the ANU School of Music in 2016. The piece moves slowly through three different textural sections inspired by ruminations on the end of the world. The piece situates the listener in a situation were at the end of time there is little left to do, except watch the stars go out.
This recording of the piece was performed by Ensemble Offspring:
Violin: Anna McMichael (guest artist)
Piano: Zubin Kanga
Ensemble Director: Claire Edwards
The recording was produced, mixed and mastered by Craig Greening and Matt Barnes
This piece was written and performed on the land of the Ngunnawal People