5-5-3-3-1 (double bass also plays tubular bell)
First performance by Gerald English and the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Stanhope, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 10 May 1992
Outstanding in the originality of its concept and the force of its realisation was Ford's Harbour, settings of collaborative poems by Margaret Morgan. By turns gritty, stringent, reassuring and threatening in words and music, Harbour, like home, is both sanctuary and grave.
Elizabeth Silsbury, The Advertiser
[In Harbour] the salient mood of a desire for solace in something like extinction came through well enough. To some passages of genuinely lyrical as well as declamatory vocal setting, Ford adds a striking array of textures and patterns for the strings: whiplashing successions of accents and attacks racing across the ensemble, complex and inventive accumulations of sonorities.
Roger Covell, The Sydney Morning Herald