Smell of the Earth : for percussion quartet
by Tristan Coelho (2016)
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Library shelf no. 785.6814/COE 1 [Available for loan]
In writing this piece I aimed to capture a certain rawness of sound, something earthy, unrefined, elemental - a basic, primitive style of music. I wanted to find instruments that could in some way pay tribute to the products of earth and decided to make the collecting of these instruments a part of the creative process. After a lengthy time auditioning various found instruments, I was able to assemble some of these sounds which are derived from the materials clay, metal, china and glass.
Instrumentation: Percussion: 4 players, each using identical sets of found instruments.
Duration: 14 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Canberra International Music Festival.
First performance: by Tambuco Percussion Ensemble — 2 May 16. Canberra International Music Festival, National Portrait Gallery
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Soundscape, improvisation, found instruments.
- In the form/style of: Soundscapes
Performances of this work
2 May 16: Canberra International Music Festival, National Portrait Gallery. Featuring Tambuco Percussion Ensemble.
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