Photo: Justin Nicholas
World Premiere Performance by Chamber Ensemble of The Queensland Orchestra, April 10th, 2002
Mr Barbeque (2002)Duration: 55 minutes
12 cabaret songs for singer and chamber ensemble
Texts by Janis Balodis (E)
clarinet, bassoon piano, percussion, violin, double bass.
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
Lismore Town Hall, Lismore
Sean Mee, director
Company: Lyndon Terracini, bar / Chamber Ensemble of The Queensland Orchestra
Mr. Barbeque is a music theatre piece about greed, sexual rage, consumption, dogs and disappointment. The title character sings while cooking meat over a BBQ grill. Humorous and entertaining song subjects range from praising meat of all kinds in “Alphabet Cuisine” and contemplating fidelity in “Wrecked Eggs”, to boasting both virtues and problems with “Impossible Men.”