“It stands alone beautifully, capably supporting the work of director Phillip Noyce while at the same time feeling like a natural and fluid extension of Gabriel’s own distinctive artistic vision” – Billboard

Having composed suitably appropriate scores for the films Birdy and The Last Temptation Of Christ, soundtracks that are such complete pieces that they’re able to exist independently of their respective films, Peter turned his hand to evoking the tinder-dry landscape of the Australian interior.

Rabbit-Proof Fence, the dramatisation of the true story of three aboriginal girls’ escape from a 1930s re-education camp in Western Australia, required a score that, aside from placing itself in a geographically precise location, was teeming with empathy and poignancy. And Peter’s creation did just that, a haunting work that – while using several distinctly un-Australian collaborators (among them the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Dhol Foundation and recordings of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – proves itself an elegant accompaniment to a story of aboriginal fortitude and pride.