Wet Jacket Arm

Solo instrument, Voice and instrumental ensemble

For bassoon and spoken voice

Text by Greg O’Brien

The first performance was given by Greg O’Brien (voice), Emma Sayers (piano) and Ben Hoadley (bassoon) at St Paul’s Cathedral during the Otago Arts Festival on 8 October 2008.

About the work

Wet Jacket Arm is one of the 3 settings from Three windows on the weather for voice, bassoon and piano. It was inspired by a visit to Dusky and Doubtful Sounds. The text addresses threats to the biodiversity of Fiordland.

Three windows on the weather


Listen to and watch a recording from 2018.

Wet Jacket Arm — video