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Moments of plastic jubilation : piano

by Matthew Hindson (1999)

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Performance by Jeanell Carrigan from the CD Spin

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Spin : Australian solo piano works. / Jeanell Carrigan, piano.

Library shelf no. CD 792 [Available for loan]

Moments of plastic jubilation


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Moments of plastic jubilation : piano / by Matthew Hindson

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Work Overview

    “…Techno music, nominated by Hindson as his stylistic starting point, is the sort of music you make when you want to grind your heel - ever so nonchalantly - on the old idea of music as a nobly expressive, humane activity.
    “Its mechanical repetitiveness of figuration and beat is a finger sign to musical as tradition - and, in case you feel like raising a red flag in sympathy, it means the same for the idea of music as revolution. This is music which goes with the spurious sense of immunity a hoon might feel while revving-up a wreck on the way to a fast-food joint; its moments of plastic jubilation, faithfully echoed by Hindson, at best fit the closing shots of the lastest action picture schlock”.
    from a review of a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance of SPEED by Matthew Hindson, The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday August 27 1999, page 13

This work for solo piano was written partly in response to the above review, but also as being something of a representative summary of many of the composer¹s beliefs regarding music and its place in contemporary 20th/21st century society.

Whilst the work at times demonstrates musical correlations with certain forms of popular music styles, it was also composed using 1960s-style modular techniques. The work is thus very sectional, and relies more heavily on contrast rather than exclusive motivic development to carry the music forward.

— Matthew Hindson

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade L.Mus.A

Written for: Michael Kieran Harvey

Commission note: Commissioned by ABC Classic FM.. Commissioned as part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Millenium celebrations.

First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey — 1 Jan 00. Concert Hall, University of Newcastle (for broadcast).


Program note: Matthew Hindson's "Moments of Plastic Jubilation' [Promethean Editions"
by Matthew Hindson
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Matthew Hindson's "Moments of Plastic Jubilation"
Matthew Hindson's "Moments of Plastic Jubilation"
Ashley Hribar performing Moments of Plastic Jubilation by Matthew Hindson at De Link in Tilburg on 2.2.10


Performances of this work

9 Jun 11: Sydney Grammar School, NSW. Featuring Liam Viney.

6 Sep 2009: at Patricia Pollett & Liam Viney (QACI Performance Theatre). Featuring Liam Viney.

11 Nov 2008: at Pianospheres: Liam Viney (Zipper Concert Hall). Featuring Liam Viney.

1 Jan 00: Concert Hall, University of Newcastle (for broadcast).. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

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