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Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia on behalf of Sun Microsystems (Aust.) Always on Time was written in early 2001 as a tribute piece to Russell Bate, the retiring managing director of Sun Microsystems. A group of five composers was approached to each write a short piece (1-2 minutes) that outlined some aspect of Russell Bate's personality. The model for the idea behind this commission was a group of works in the mode of Hindemith's Kammermusik no. 1., op. 24 no 1 (Very Fast and Wild). Always on Time was based on the personal qualities of perseverance and puncuality, attributed to Mr. Bate. Hence there is a lot of striving towards a goal in the work. This piece was composed whilst I was composer-in-residence at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Paddington. notes by Matthew Hindson

Always on Time

17.15

Symposium Hall (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)

High Heels and Horse Hair

Always on Time

17.15

Symposium Hall (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)

High Heels and Horse Hair

Always on Time

Kendall School of Arts (Kendall, NSW, Australia)

James Cuddeford, Trish O'Brien

Always on Time

ATRiuM Building, University of South Wales (Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom)

members of Sinfonia Cymru