I had the great pleasure of working with the wonderful Tambuco Percussion Ensemble on a new work for this year’s Canberra International Music Festival. The piece, entitled Smell of the Earth, uses an array of ‘found’ instruments such as flowerpots, wine glasses, bottles, metal pipes and porcelain bowls. These sounds, from the products of earth (clay, glass, metal and china), are cast in a work which is sometimes theatrical, and at other times delicate and contained.
It was a fantastic experience working with Tambuco who brought so much energy and excitement to the performance.
A review snippet:
Coelho’s work opened out onto a stunning Harry Partch inspired garden of additive rhythms and clustered peals like those of far cathedrals.
Judith Crispin — Review / CIMF Concert 8 – a tribute to living composers, CityNews