Rave-elation (Schindowski mix) : full orchestra
by Matthew Hindson (1997, this version: 2003)
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Rave-Elation was written for performance by the combined forces of Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland. It uses aspects of popular music as a starting point, in particular that of the 'techno' music genre.
The piece is almost exclusively hedonistic in content, and this is deliberate. The main inspiration for the work comes from dance and 'rave' parties, especially the party-goers' single-minded indulgence in physical enjoyment.
'Rave' parties are large dance events, popular in the 1990s where the music is loud, produced through loud amplifiers. A steady drum beat, simulated and at times reproduced in Rave-Elation by a MIDI drum kit, controls the tempo and the excitement of the dancing crowd. The tempo and beat of Rave-Elation reflect the popular fast mood of this 'dance' music.
Year: 1997, this version: 2003
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), piano, strings.
Duration: 14 min.
Commission note: This arrangement of Rave-Elation was commissioned by Musiktheater im Revier.
- Influenced by: Popular music
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