Sheet Music: Score
The bird organ is made of wood : for 3 percussionists / Caroline Wilkins.
by Caroline Wilkins (1995)
The title is taken from a quotation by Denis Diderot in D'Alembert's Dream (1762); 'the bird organ is made of wood, man is made of flesh'.
The work consists of 3 movements, taking as their starting point my interest in early forms of automata and their parallel with natural, environmental sound. Each movement explores the timbral properties of percussion instruments grouped according to their materials: metal, wood, membranes, tuned and untuned; merging certain timbral colours together.
Published by: Ricordi (Milan) [G.H. 11569] — 1 score (10p. -- A3 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmic synchronisation, subtleties of timbre, technically difficult.
Duration: 9 min.
In 3 movements.
First performance by Schlagquartett Koeln — 1998. Alte Feuerwache, Cologne
Includes programme note and performance notes.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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