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Industrial night music

Sheet Music: Score

Industrial night music : string quartet no. 1 / by Matthew Hindson.

by Matthew Hindson (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Goldner String Quartet from the CD Industrial night music

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Industrial Night Music is my first large-scale work for string quartet alone, commissioned by Michael Skinner and Sandra Yates in memory of Michael's father. One of the aspects of Michael's father's life was that he worked as a metallurgist in a variety of countries, most notably in India. This created a sense of resonance to me as I grew up in the Illawarra, a region dominated by the steelworks at Port Kembla. I briefly worked at Port Kembla and also in the blast furnace at the Whyalla steelworks. The outer sections of Industrial Night Music are built around musical expressions of mechanical and industrial processes viewed at close quarters. These include pollution, grime, dirt, ugliness, heat, a (male) worker surrounded by a surfeit of continually grinding interlocking gears, "mecchanico machismo". The middle section is quite different: slow-moving, it portrays the still beauty of a large industrial workplace at night, viewed from afar, lit up by thousands of lights like a giant Christmas tree. It is only after one goes within the structures themselves that the true nature of the processes involved are revealed.

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Faber Music) — 1 score (31p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 16 mins

Commissioned by Musica Viva Australia, Sandra Yates, Michael Skinner for performance by Goldner String Quartet.

First performance by Goldner String Quartet — 19 Aug 03. Federation Concert Hall, Hobart

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