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Work

Addict (piano with live electronics)

by Michael Kieran Harvey (1994)

Audio Sample

Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey, Michael Hewes from the CD Threnody

Threnody

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CD

Threnody / Michael Kieran Harvey.

Library shelf no. CD 271 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Addict continues Michael Kieran Harvey's collaborations with composer and sound engineer Michael Hewes, involving computer sound-processing of the piano. 'It has no intrinsic musical merit whatever, but is a representation of a state of psychological disorder brought on by top 40 repetitions. Bits of the whole recital turn up without warning or meaning. The piece is easily led and essentially unsalvageable. It tests left hand stamina to the limit... Lines from a poem by James Anderson: 'our collective head is an overloaded novocane attic haemorrhaging suns into ocean dew.'

 

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Piano with live electronics.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Michael Hewes

Commission note: Commissioned by Astra Chamber Music Society.

First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey, Michael Hewes — 14 Dec 94. Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, Vic

The composer cites the following influences on this work:
McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis

Performances of this work

14 Dec 94: Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, Vic. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey, Michael Hewes.

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