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Weaving Water

by Peta Williams

The original music for the play, 'Weaving Water', by Ludmila and Michael Doneman. This instrumental music demonstrates the composer's lyrical, gentle and timeless style and also features her sensitive and eloquent piano playing.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Weaving Water: Section 1 - Reflections
1:37 album only
2. Weaving Water: Section 2 - Weaving
2:16 album only
3. Weaving Water: Section 3 - Flowing
2:08 album only
4. Weaving Water: Section 4 - Woven
3:56 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The music for 'Weaving Water' started as a gift for the composer's friend, Ludmila Doneman, on the occasion of her 70th birthday. The play 'Weaving Water', a one-woman show devised by Ludmila and her husband Michael as part memoir and part metaphor for life stories, was first performed under the name '70' in March 2015, and was further developed into the play 'Weaving Water' premiered by Ludmila in Brisbane, Australia, on 18 September 2015.

The music was specifically written to act as 'punctuation points' within the performance, and as a means of reflection. The music acts as a metaphor for the weaving of stories, the connections we make with each other, and the flow of life. The four ‘punctuation points’ are:

Section 1 – Reflections
(after the theme for ‘Dona Rosita, the Spinster’, composed by Peta Williams in 1977. A connection to the past with Ludmila and Michael Doneman, brought into the present).
Reflections on the stories of the past lead to the stories in the present moment.

Section 2 – Weaving
Journeying. Between stories. Weaving our stories. Women’s voices, women’s stories. The flow of water, of life, of story.

Section 3 – Flowing
The flow of life, of story, continuing.
Water flowing, moving, changing. The weaving and the inter-flow of our lives, our stories.

Section 4 – Woven.
We weave and we are woven.
Weaving, woven, flowing. Our stories connect, intersect, build, grow; our lives are interwoven. Resolution. We are made of stories.

Music and arrangements copyright Peta Williams 2015.
Piano played by Peta Williams.
Other instruments realised by Peta Williams using Sibelius software.
CD Cover and label designed and illustrated by Unicorn Graphics, NSW Australia
Photo taken by Ludmila Doneman.

This music was written for the stage show 'Weaving Water', performed by Ludmila Doneman and written by Ludmila and Michael Doneman, which was premiered in Brisbane, Australia on 18 September 2015.

Peta Williams is a musician and composer who has a particular interest in the use of music as a tool in healing, relaxation and meditation, as well as composing for the theatre. She is based in the Lower Blue Mountains, near Sydney in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. She is also a trained Music Therapist.



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