Thum prints : Concerto for beatboxer and orchestra
by Gordon Hamilton (2015)
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A concerto for beatboxer and orchestra, featuring Tom Thum, a magnificently-talented dude with an inexhaustible vocal inventory of glorious and weird noises. Together we've smooshed the opposing forces of the orchestra and Tom's mouth, aiming for imaginative and surprising colours.
Instrumentation: There are 2 versions of this work.Full orchestra: Beatboxer, 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarients (doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, timpani, strings. Chamber orchestra: Beatboxer, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (1 player), strings (188.8.131.52.1).
Duration: 60 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
There are 2 versions of this work; the 20 min 'Concerto' version or the 60 min 'Show' version.
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