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Ptolemy's onion : amplified flute & amplified string quartet / Damien Ricketson.
by Damien Ricketson (1998)
Ptolemy's Onion is based upon eight simple folk-like melodies. These melodies, however, are never literally heard. Rather, three 'orbiting bodies' manipulate the melodies influencing the purity or impurity of tone production, the harmonic consonance or dissonance and the general homogeneity or heterogeneity of the ensemble. As the patterns and alignments of these imaginary bodies cycle over time, they pull and shape the raw musical material like gravity.
Published by: Curious Noise — 1 score (32p. -- A4 (landscape))
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: I. From the edge of the ninth sphere -- II. A view in -- III. Kether's path -- IV. Equant -- V. Shards and shadows -- VI. Blurring maps -- Vii. 'I wheeze'.
First performance by Spring Ensemble — 26 Sep 98. Ninth Sydney Spring International Festival of Contemporary Music, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney
Winner of the Marienberg award for an 'outstanding Australian composition'. Selected for performance in the Gaudeamus International Music Week -- Composer's note.
"Premiered by the Spring Ensemble at the Ninth Sydney Spring International Festival of Contemporary Music, Eugene Goossens Hall, 26th September 1998, Sydney" -- T.p. verso.
Copyright held by Damien Ricketson.
Includes program note and performance directions.
"Revised 2005" -- T.p. verso.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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