Death stench : for amplified flute, amplified clarinet in A and piano
by Matthew Hindson (1995)
Performance by Sydney Alpha Ensemble from the CD Deleted on 5 Apr 13 Five movements for saxophone quartet ; Death stench
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Death Stench is concerned with three main ideas: 1) a programmatic reference to physical death, and the instinctive fight of any being to resist its onset; 2) a contemplation of life experiences before the point of a being's death, and an imagined assessment of their value after life has ceased; and 3) references to the musical genre 'death-metal', in which dark musical and textual motives (hence the title) are given virtuosically theatrical treatments. DeathStench was commissioned by the Sydney Alpha Ensemble, for first performance by them. It has also been performed by the Sydney ensemble Coruscations, and was a short-listed composition in the inaugural Ladislav Kublik International Composition Prize.
Instrumentation: Flute (amplified), clarinet in A (amplified), piano.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Alpha Ensemble.
First performance: by Sydney Alpha Ensemble — 18 Oct 96. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney
Awards & Prizes
|1995||1st International Ladislav Kubik Prize for Composition (Florida State University)||Finalist||Matthew Hindson|
Article: Dawn of a new world symphony
by Gordon Kerry — © News Limited
Source: Source: The Australian, 24 March 2009, pp.13
Performances of this work
18 Oct 96: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, Sydney. Featuring Sydney Alpha Ensemble.
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