Sheet Music: Performance Parts
Pulse • Heart • Beat : for mixed septet / Paul Stanhope.
by Paul Stanhope (2005)
Pulse • Heart • Beat is a short, exhuberant work for chamber orchestra or mixed instrumental ensemble that explores the notions of pulse manifesting as both pitch and rhythm.
The piece opens like a machine
snorting and grunting and eventually kicking in. After the
initial dark texture with machine-like low pulses and high unison
lines, the piece gradually rises in register, letting in
more light through a series of process-driven episodes. Once the piece reaches its highest register, a new section begins, which sounds not dissimilar to a CD player with a skipping problem or a bass guitar riff gone mad. Here a flamboyant Jimi Hendrix inspired violin solo takes over, hurtling the piece back towards the unison texture of the opening material.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 7 performance parts (59p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.
First performance by Sonic Art Ensemble — Jul 05. Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Originally titled Throb, and later Throbbing.
Originally composed for the Brisbane quartet Perihelion. It has been considerably revised and 're-mixed' in this version.
Revised and re-titled in 2015. Previous version had the title 'Throbbing'.
This edition produced 2015.
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- Chamber orchestra
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Analysis & Media
- Full Work [Audio]: Paul Stanhope's "Throbbing"
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