Original Creative Work - Musical Composition

Beware the Drop-Bear! for SATB choir and piano

L Kouvaras

The Australian Music Centre | Published : 2017

Abstract

The ‘Drop-Bear’ is an Australian urban mythological figure that is used to gently scare tourists to the country, particularly New Zealanders, citizens from the United Kingdom and America. The song draws on postmodern theory that interrogates traditional/modernist precepts of novelty, identity and progress and seeks to reinvigorate unabashedly the directly subjective response.