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The Horsemen

The Horsemen was composed by Zoe Gougousidis in 2023.

Duration: c. 5 minutes 30 seconds.

This work is inspired by the four horsemen of the apocalypse, which are figures that appear in Christian literature. The story describes the summoning of four beings as the first four of seven
seals are broken, bringing forth the apocalypse.

The first horseman rides a white horse and carries a bow and a crown, which is the figure of conquest. The second horseman is war, which rides a red horse and carries a sword for bloodshed. The third rides a black horse and carries scales, representing famine. The last rider is death, riding on a pale horse. These figures were given authority to kill using famine, war and plague, and bring about the end of the world. Each section of the piece represents one of these apocalyptic figures.


Zac Bonham, Riley Smith, Eloise Crawford, Cailey Soon, Amy Mccarthy, Molly James. May 27, 2023. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia. International Premiere.

Price: $70

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