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Jiriyai! : percussion

by Michael Atherton (2006)

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Performance by Michael Atherton from the CD Jo-wha = Oneness.

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Jiriyai! : cross-cultural percussion / by Michael Atherton.

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Work Overview

Designed for solo percussionist and dancer. This is a 'comprovisation', a partially composed (structured) score that allows for free play, extemporisation and embellishment on suggested pitches, motives and textures.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Percussion (vibraphone, marimba, bossed gongs, Ching (Korean bronze gong, or Chinese 'wind' gong or small tam tam if unavailable), 26" Zildjian splash cymbal on stand, 2 sets of LP bongos, 1 set of roto toms, bass drum, 2 sets of leg rattles. Dancer also performs.

Duration: 12 min.

Commission note: 'Jiriyai!' means war cry in the Sydney language. It is dedicated to Pemulwuy, who led a resistance movement against invading Europeans


Performances of this work

Apr 06: Aurora Festival, Performance Space, University of Western Sydney.. Featuring Michael Atherton.

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