Sheet Music: Score
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 facsimile score (33p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.
First performance by Sonic Art Ensemble — Jul 05. Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Includes program note.
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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