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Re-echo : for vibraphone and cello

by Katy Abbott (2015)

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Re-echo : for vibraphone + cello / Katy Abbott Kvasnica.

Library shelf no. 785.5812/ABB 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work is a re-imagining of another work The Empty Quarter by Katy Abbott Kvasnica. It is a region in Saudi Arabia (that borders the UAE where she was living at the time). 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, emotionally 'empty' aspects, such as separation from country and family/friends.

'It was very still, with the silence which we have driven from our world', - French Philosopher Wilfred Thesiger, on his journey through The Empty Quarter, the largest desert on earth.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Vibraphone, cello.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Julian Smiles, Claire Edwardes

This piece was selected by ABC Classic FM panel for Australian section of International Rostrum of Composers: Poland May, 2016.

Performances of this work

3 May 2017: at CIMF 2017: Half the Sky (National Portrait Gallery). Featuring Blair Harris, Claire Edwardes.

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