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Eine Kleine Windparkmusik. Barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside QC has commissioned composer Lyle Chan to create a piece of music Wind Farm Music -- dedicated to Tony Abbott, which will have its world premiere nextk week when the Seraphim Trio perform it at Melbourne's State Library. Burnside is an old hand at music commissioning, having paid for about "20 to 30" compositions in recent years, but he says this is the first time he's asked a composer to respond to a particular brief.