Mr Darwin's dances
I composed this music after reading my Australian friend Roger McDonald's "Mr Darwin's Shooter" - I was taken on a journey on the salty decks of history through Roger's inspired language.
In 1998 a very powerful Jewish exhibition arrived in Auckland at the same time I did. The exhibition from Prague was called "Precious Legacy - treasures from the Holocaust".
I was touched equally by the household and the sacred objects; how religious practice and everyday life were so bound together.
It was an important opportunity to reflect on the enormity of feelings that the Holocaust evokes.
My people, my culture, my history, my century.
Jonathan Besser - Piano
Miranda Adams - Violin
Nigel Gavin - Guitars
Warwick Broadhead - Vocals