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In gentleness and suddenness

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In gentleness and suddenness : for shakuhachi / Bruce Crossman.

by Bruce Crossman (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: Shakuhachi.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Jim Franklin from the CD Double resonances


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My purpose in writing this piece was to create a work for my colleague and friend-Jim
Franklin-that captured both stillness and explosive colour moments. Shakuhachi sounds
emerging from my colleague's next door office suggested an approach of a rich timbre
palette of sounds "inside" the note. What eventuates in my music is an exploration of
timbres inside and outside the note. This takes place via vibrato, gurgles, microtonal
builds and acciaccatura pants. These colour moments are contained within a triptych
structure. It moves from gentle and explosive breath sounds through to a climactic middle
section emphasizing acciaccatura pants and high tessitura sounds. The music returns to the
opening blues scale and panting effects quietening into silence. This form-its beginnings
and momentary climaxes-are articulated by the gentle breathing and explosive attacks.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720106 34 2] — 1 score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 5 mins

Dedicated to Jim Franklin

First performance by Jim Franklin — 21 Jul 06. Inaugural Pan- European Shakuhachi Summer School with Koto and Shamisen, Brunei Gallery Theatre, SOAS, University of London

Includes programme note, performance instructions and biographical information about the composer.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 21 Aug 10.

ISMN: 979 0 720106 34 2

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Double resonances
CD: Double resonances / music by Bruce Crossman.

In gentleness and suddenness
MP3: In gentleness and suddenness / Bruce Crossman ; performed by Jim Franklin


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