Hunter Central Coast Schools Regional Wind Ensemble commissioned a piece of music about Newcastle, using the theme of COAL, to perform during a tour of Japan in April 2010.
FROM THE CORE starts slowly, depicting the timeless formation of coal in the earth.
The tempo steps up as industry intervenes with mining of the coal. The coal is then transported to the port. In the final segment coal is reclaimed from huge stockpiles, loaded onto massive ships and despatched to users overseas.
This music, with the Newcastle visuals was performed at a combined concert at Newcastle's Sister City Ube Japan at the Watanabe Memorial Hall on 11 April 2010.