PETER SCULTHORPE SPECIAL ABC TV1 Sunday 17 Aug 2:45pm RPT
A special memorial tribute to Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014). The acclaimed composer talks about his childhood, friendships and his love of Australia, all influences that were instrumental in him composing music. (1990)
Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe at his Sydney home.
The Indian summer of Peter Sculthorpe’s life has drawn to a close, and he has passed into eternal autumn. He was the great Australian composer of our time, bursting through just as Australia decided it needed its own music. He created vast horizons of single suspended chords that seeped into our consciousness, while screaming birds passed overhead, and this sun-drenched music changed this continent in subtle ways, as he told its stories through sound.