|Four Little Girls|
He worked with Ariette to create the soundscape from 1986 - 1988. Mostly, they worked outside the rehearsal room, Peter devising the score based on Ariette's descriptions of her intent and its staging. She recalled that he hated the production when he finally saw its rehearsals - so much so that he suggested they depart from the project forthwith to salvage their reputations! Nothing daunted Ariette persevered with her vision and by opening night, Peter was as proud of the work as all involved in its creation. Audiences and critics were impressed with it too - and applauded its music - and it remained in Handspan's repertoire for a decade, toured internationally, and won the UNESCO Prize for Promotion in the Arts, in Bogata, Columbia in 1994.
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