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Days and nature

Sheet Music: Score

Days and nature : for ensemble / Kate Moore.

by Kate Moore (2012)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in B flat, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass.

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Days and Nature explores the gradual evolution of a growing tree from a sapling to maturity amidst the canopy. This piece was written at Montsalvat artist colony in Melbourne, Australia and features the Zenderkleuring, a sound machine by Hague artist Peter van Loon.The piece suggests a slow and gradual evolution from wilderness to mechanised industry. When living close to nature it becomes apparent that a living eco-system is itself a finely tuned machine where every plant and animal is a vital part keeping it running. The machine is a metaphor for the fragility of nature: a fine balance teetering on the edge of destruction. Machines, including the sound of them, are always in our life. They are so much a part of our soundscape it is sometimes easy to forget they are there at all. It is not until venturing out into the wilderness that we finally remember. Even escaping to the remotest forest, machines are never far away. I have often had the experience of tunnelling deep into the bush to sit very still, if only for a moment, to listen to the sound of nature. In almost every occasion the crackling of dew on the leaves and the burrowing of a distant snake or cry of a bird is invariably interrupted by the distant sound of a car, plane or electric saw. The sound of these mechanisms are so prominent that even when you can see a tiny car on the horizon where a road trails into the distance, the sound of the car carries much further, interrupting the peace like a rude awakening.

Published by: Donemus [D 12625] — 1 score (96p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 20 mins

Commissioned by ASKO/Schonberg with funds provided by Fonds Podiumkunsten.

First performance by ASKO/Schonberg, Etienne Siebens at Donderdagavondserie-PROMS: Trage fries (Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam)) on 12 Apr 2012

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