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ross edwards' canoe finally makes landfall

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ross edwards' canoe finally makes landfall

it was in 2000 that celebrated australian composer ross edwards first metaphorically launched the canoe that inspired emerald crossing, a work for piano quartet.commissioned by the now defunct perth-based australian piano quartet, emerald crossing was inspired by a "waking dream". ross edwards: prefers to let the music do the talking. photo: christopher pearce"a canoe was being propelled slowly across calm green water, possibly a lagoon, towards an island," explains edwards. "no doubt symbolic at a deep level, i had the feeling that the journey was ceremonial – that a ritual was being enacted, and that the point of arrival would hold special significance."and now, more than 17 years later, that elegant canoe has finally reached its ...