Sheet Music: Score
light rain : for shakuhachi and string quartet / Lachlan Skipworth.
by Lachlan Skipworth (2009)
light rain begins with sustained tones in the shakuhachi which are passed to natural harmonics in the strings, creating a luminous surface texture. Like rain drops on a calm pond, subtle agitations from the shakuhachi begin to create ripples and shimmering colours in the accompaniment. The shakuhachi part incorporates ornamental figures and pitch slides found in traditional shakuhachi honkyoku music, and ma, a Japanese concept of relative space, has been used to decide the time between each gesture.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (11p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 mins
Dedicated to Anne Boyd
First performance by Fellows of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra — 10 Jul 09. St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney
Includes programme note and performance note.
The composer cites for following work as an influence on this work:
Goldfish through summer rain, by Anne Boyd.
Awarded 1st prize in the University of Sydney Union PALM Awards 2010.
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