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
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.