Catherine Likhuta - Dreams of a Wombat (2019) for solo horn. Commissioned by Andrew Pelletier.
1. Dream Dancing
2. Sleep Walking (2'45)
3. Dream Big (7'15)
Recorded in lockdown at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, September 21 2021.
Watch the performance by Carla Blackwood on YouTube. Performer's notes:
I'm delighted to share a little no-budget project from Melbourne's never-ending lockdown, a premiere recording of the amazing Cathy Likhuta's horn solo "Dreams of a Wombat" on a rare visit to work in the lockdown months.
As an ex-expat and lover of the bush, anything about our local flaura and fauna warms my heart, and as a horn player anything by Cathy Likhuta feels me with glee! Wombats have had a unique place in my heart ever since one broke into the tent on an unforgettable camping trip with my two year old - not once but twice! So when I found out that Cathy had written a horn solo about the dreams of a wombat, it became a top priority to play it (and secretly i feel like she wrote it for me, even though she did not know me yet....). And what a wonderful piece! Not only is she a fantastic composer for the horn but she is a wonderful human being and now friend.