Kinds of Blue - Melbourne Premiere

Artist / Group
University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Works being performed
Kinds of Blue
August 18, 2024
Melbourne performance of Kinds of Blue

'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

Richard Davis Conductor
University of Melbourne Orchestra