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The empty quarter (trios: 2 percussion, cello)

by Katy Abbott Kvasnica (2008)

Audio Sample

Performance by Caerwen Martin, Collision Theory from the CD Sunburnt aftertones

Sunburnt aftertones


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Sunburnt aftertones / Katy Abbott.

Library shelf no. CD 2148 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The title of this work is from the region in Saudi Arabia (that borders the UAE where I was living at the time) known as The Empty Quarter. Although elements of the work hint at the desolate isolated geographical area, (which incidentally inhabits some of the worlds most formidable sand-dunes), it also contains other, emotional 'empty' aspects, such as separation from country and family/friends.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Percussion I (vibraphone, crotales, glockenspiel), Percussion II (Marimba, crotales), cello.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Lyrebird Music Society.

First performance: by Collision Theory, Caerwen Martin — 5 Oct 08. St. Peter's, Melbourne

The composer states the work features some improvisation, and is spacious and evocative.


Performances of this work

5 Oct 08: St. Peter's, Melbourne. Featuring Collision Theory, Caerwen Martin.

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