Passing is a visual song from the heart that expresses loss, grief and hope in equal measure. Using the Koi as a messenger is a way to allude to the complexities inherent in the problem of the impact of our species on the planet. Koi are a beautiful Japanese fish related to the gold fish and also to carp. Carp are a pest in Australian rivers, foraging in the mud at the bottom of the river and disturbing the water quality on which much of our native fish rely, causing the decline of native species and therefore a break in the chain of healthy rivers.
Soundtrack - Fanfare in Funereal D by composer Biddy Connor