Six quarks : guitar duet
by Richard Charlton (2009)
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Quarks are fundamental matter particles that are constituents of neutrons and protons and other hadrons. There are six different types of quarks. Each quark type is called a flavour. The idea for these duos was suggested by Janet Agostino and I have tried to capture in sound something of the 'flavour' of each Quark; even if in name only! As befits their fundamental nature I have tried to used the smallest particles of music; that of the basic intervals in order to build up these little movements.
Instrumentation: 2 guitars.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Features some extended techniques
Contents note: Top -- Bottom -- Charm -- Strange -- Up -- Down.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Duo Agostino
The work is in a comtemporary style, featuring altered harmony, and some dissonance.
Performances of this work
12 Jan 15: Sydney Guitar Summer School, Packer Theatre, Ascham School, Sydney. Featuring Duo Agostino.
30 Jul 13: 2013 Dillington Guitar Festival, Dillington House, Ilminster Somerset UK. Featuring Duo Agostino.
1 Aug 10: West Recital Hall, Sydney Conservatorium, Macquarie St. Sydney. Featuring Duo Agostino.
20 Mar 2010: at Tall Tales (Wesley Music Centre).
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