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Above ground (septets: saxophone, marimba, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, double bass)

by Robert Davidson (2007, this version: 2009)

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Performance by Karak Percussion, Topology from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Work Overview

This work started life as a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. It is remade as a chamber work here, and generally has a great response from live audiences for its excitement, colour and melodic focus.

Work Details

Year: 2007, this version: 2009

Instrumentation: Saxophone (soprano and alto), marimba, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, double bass.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kerryn Joyce, Kevin Man

Commission note: Original orchestral version commissioned by the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Karak Percussion, Topology — 27 Oct 08. Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD

Influences on this work include Terry Riley, and 1970s cop shows.

version for Karak and Topology

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Performances of this work

19 May 2017: at Dots+Loops Compulsion (Lightspace). Featuring Nonsemble.

6 May 2012: at From Small Things Grow (Brisbane Powerhouse). Featuring Clocked Out, Topology.

6 May 12: Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD. Featuring Topology.

29 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

28 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

27 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (extra show announced) (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

22 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

21 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

18 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

15 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

14 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

27 Nov 2009: at Sound on sound (Enmore Theatre).

21 Nov 2009: at Sound on sound (Brisbane Powerhouse).

21 Nov 2009: at Sound on sound (Brisbane Powerhouse).

20 Nov 2009: at Sound on sound (Brisbane Powerhouse).

27 Oct 08: Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD. Featuring Topology, Karak Percussion.

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