Sheet Music: Score
Uisce : vocal installation / K.E. Moore
by Kate Moore (2007)
"Uisce", meaning "water" in Irish, is an installation for voices where the voices tumble over each other like water falling. The performers read the score in a unique way so that each perormer forges an individual pathway through the piece like a current of water in a river. The score is a visual artwork set out on five ceiling to floor panels representing a waterfall.
This piece, written at the Inishlacken artist in residence in Ireland, curated by Rosie MacGurran, was premiered by The Song Company in 2007 during Modart07, a composer development project held by The Song Company in association with the Australian Music Centre.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (35p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Not difficult but requires a mature and open-minded approach
Duration: 18 mins
Includes performance instructions.
The work is part of "Rain Project", a collection of installation pieces by the composer exploring a performers perceptions of time and tempo. Other pieces included in the set include "Sensitive Spot" for solo piano (2006-7), "Klepsydra" for large chamber ensemble (2009), "Eclipsed Vision" vocal installation (2006), "Rain" for solo snare drum (1999), "Aarde" for variable ensemble and speakers (2010) and Klepsydra sound sculptures (2009).
This work is part of a collection of performance installation pieces under the title 'Rain Project' that received a cultural prize supported by DeKomeet, Fonds1818 and Gemeente Den Haag in The Netherlands in 2010.
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