WENDY HISCOCKS’s music is imbued with her love of dance and by a natural melodic sense. While tonally based, her music uses many different scales and modes, savouring the colour and character of the twelve notes of the octave and their varied combinations. Nature and the written word are the two dominating influences on Wendy’s creativity. Such sources can be found in a wide variety of mediums such as paintings by her favourite artists from Turner to Lloyd Rees, photographs, poetry and letters. Her most recent compositions for solo piano, collectively called ‘Scenes from an Australian Childhood’, recall through music, the drama and magic of various natural phenomena and landscape unique to Australia.