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Organised lounge

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Organised lounge : for percussion ensemble of 13 players / Stuart Greenbaum.

by Stuart Greenbaum (2011)


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The title of this piece, Organised Lounge, is a play on words in reference to the term 'organised sound' invented by French-born composer, Edgard Varèse. Specifically, this piece was created as a companion piece to his famous percussion ensemble work, Ionisation, for 13 players. My work takes the instruments that Varèse utilises (minus the sirens, slapstick, anvils and lion's roar, but adding a vibraphone) and the same duration (6 or 7 minutes) with the intention of creating a somewhat different musical result. As the title suggests, the influence of 'lounge' music pervades.

The piece was written for Daryl Pratt and the SCM Percussion Ensemble. It was commissioned by The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (with generous support from co-commissioner, Ars Musica Australis), as part of a global project to generate 101 new music compositions over a seven year period to coincide with the lead up to its centenary in 2015.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (18p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 7 mins

Commission info: Commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the 101 Compositions Project co-commissioned with the generous support of Ars Musica Australis

First performance by Daryl Pratt, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Percussion Ensemble — 18 May 12. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Includes program note.

Composer's no: GRT 156

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720130-03-3

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