Kinds of Blue - Performance 2

Artist / Group
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Works being performed
Kinds of Blue
April 27, 2023
premiere of Kinds of Blue, Canberra Symphony Orchestra commission

'Blue gives colour its vibration'

-Paul Cezanne


Kinds of Blue bathes in a palette of blue sonorities and bluesy, suspended textures.

The work draws inspiration from four of Mark Rothko's blue-centric works, and also from the blue renderings in Derek Jarman's Chroma.

Jarman says that without darkness, we wouldn't perceive light.


The work is dedicated to my mother, who possesses perfect pitch, of colour

Jessica Cottis Conductor
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Kirsten Williams

Miriama Young

Kinds of Blue

World premiere, new CSO commission