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AK-47

Sheet Music: Score

AK-47 : for piano / by Matthew Hindson

by Matthew Hindson (1994)

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  • Instrumentation: Piano, optional electronic bass drum with foot pedal.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD Arc of light

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'Indeed, one may only ponder what Kalishnikov himself would make of that magnum opus of stertorous borborygms, Matthew Hindson's AK-47, a piano solo composed in 1994 (with optional electronic bass drum). Whilst it is still rare that art works are named after implements of destruction, in this case the title seems eminently suitable. From the outset, there is no doubt as to the work's intention - and hence it continues, including everything from intensely vicious and overbearing violence to what could only be the psychotically nostalgic pinings of a Bosnian (or possibly Serbian) freedom fighter, one day too long in the field… But like a Patriot missile gone wrong, AK-47 does not in any way capture Kalishnikov's original dream - no, only the the warped postures of those who find this invention a most suitable implement with which to enable their dreams and fantasies.'

From: "Masters and Mistresses Post-Modern: The Penetration Metaphor and New Life Post-Millenia", by Jean-Luc Napoleon III, 1994.

Published by: Faber Music [0571567290] — 1 score (11p. -- Non-standard page size)

Difficulty: Advanced — L.Mus.

Duration: 5 mins, 30 sec.

Dedicated to Simon Docking

First performance by Simon Docking — 14 Aug 94. Old Darlington School, Sydney

Includes programme note.

Typeset edition.

ISBN: 0-571-56729-0

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Arc of light
CD: Arc of light : music of Australian composers.

Greenbaum, Hindson, Peterson.
CD: Greenbaum, Hindson, Peterson.

 

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Analysis & Media

- Program note: Matthew Hindson's "AK-47"
by Matthew Hindson
Source: the score of this work


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