Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Work

Wild October Jones : for chamber ensemble

by Melody Eötvös (2015)

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 63.

Non-Commercial

This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

CD

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 63.

Library shelf no. CD 2696 [Available for loan]

Wild October Jones

$40.32

Add to cart

Score

Wild October Jones : for chamber ensemble / Melody Eötvös.

Library shelf no. 785.3414/EOT 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Several summers ago (which was actually winter in Australia) I spent some time in Melbourne. I was at one of my first record fairs and happened to be curiously browsing through several albums of playing cards as a distraction while a friend finished shopping. They were rather special cards because of the particular edition and 'frontispiece' each had. So, I was flipping through pages and pages of these cards and then one suddenly jumped out at me. It was a reproduction of a beautiful painting that depicted a train passing a horse-carriage at full speed, and the carriage halting to avoid a collision, and a young woman falling off the back of the carriage. The whole image has a very warped and animated perspective to it. I bought that single card there and then for $3. Now, several years later I found it while cleaning out a box of souvenirs I'd gathered over the past 5 years or so, and decided to research it a little. After some intensive googling I discovered the painting belonged to an Indiana artist Thomas Hart Benton, and that we have several of his works throughout the IU Bloomington campus. For me this was too serendipitous to ignore and I busily set about writing a piece based on this very painting, 'Wreck of Old '97'.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Alto flute, cello, percussion, piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by William Cedeno, Evan Kahn, Julia Ross, Lam Wong — 31 Jul 15. Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Colorado, USA

Subjects

Performances of this work

31 Jul 15: Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Colorado, USA. Featuring William Cedeno, Evan Kahn, Julia Ross, Lam Wong.

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.

To post a comment please login.