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Dysart's changelings

Sheet Music: Score

Dysart's changelings : for piano quartet / by Nicholas Vines.

by Nicholas Vines (2014)

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  • Instrumentation: Violin, viola, cello, piano.
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Dysart's Changelings is an exploration, both figuratively and literally, of the Balcony Room at the University of Technology, Sydney. Designed by Michael Dysart and the Department of Public Works, the main tower building of UTS epitomises '60s brutalism in its uncompromising frame, unsentimental tones and stark interiors. Its airy, light-filled Balcony Room, in contrast, is softer, more conciliatory, a happy byproduct of the reimagining a few years ago of the neighbouring Great Hall. Dysart's Changelings reflects the aesthetic sparring between monolithic parent and prodigal child, tempering hard, crude shape with bright colour, enlivened texture and engaging line. In addition, the work requires the players to move around the performance space on their own individual journeys. This choreography was originally to create an awareness of the acoustic and spatial attributes of the Balcony Room, celebrating it through the stately mimicry between musical lines, but can be easily adapted for any venue.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (20p. -- B4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuosic; score makes extensive use of non-standard notation

Duration: 14 min.

Commissioned by Australia Piano Quartet.

First performance by Australia Piano Quartet — 24 Apr 14. Balcony Room, University of Technology Sydney

Includes performance notes.

Given the nature of the music, players are expected to read from the score, and thus no separate parts have been produced.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 13 Jul 15.

ISMN: 9790720201306

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81 / Works by Nicholas Vines.

 

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