Robert Davidson Composer


Along with settings of poetry, Davidson has composed many works making use of recorded speech with singers.

Let It All Unravel

A setting of Michael Luenig’s poem, created in consultation with the poet. A reminder of how to deal with feeling overwhelmed. Commissioned by The Song Company and sung here by Luminescence.

A Stain On Our Soul (Tony Abbott)

A setting of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s speech about Australia’s first people - the government’s failures toward them is a stain on our soul.

Total Political Correctness (Megyn Kelly & Donald Trump)

During the US 2016 election, Donald Trump is grilled by Megyn Kelly about his misogynistic statements.

Well May We Say

The most famous political speech in Australian history is Gough Whitlam’s words upon being sacked by the Governor General in 1975. Sung here by The Australian Voices conducted by Gordon Hamilton.