Matins (carillon music)
by Ian Blake (2015)
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I was awakened by a magpie singing outside my window in the wee
small hours: so I thought the best thing to do was record it -
ideal in the quiet of the night.
At the start of the piece you'll hear the magpie's song: then, a version where it's stretched to eleven times the original length.
When slowed down, complex bell-like qualities become apparent, which complement the carillon sonorities.
The carillon gestures are largely derived from the magpie's song.
Instrumentation: Carillon, 2 channel playback.
Duration: 5 min.
Commission note: Written for carillonist Thomas Laue
First performance: by Thomas Laue — 30 Oct 15. The National Carillon, Aspen Island, Canberra
Performances of this work
30 Oct 15: The National Carillon, Aspen Island, Canberra. Featuring Thomas Laue.
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