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Work

Black disciples (vocal trios)

by Cat Hope (2013)

Audio Sample

Performance by Eneksis Choir, Micheál McCarthy from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.

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CD

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.

Library shelf no. CD 2519 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Black Disciples are a large African American street gang based in Chicago in the USA. They use the roman numeral III as an identifying symbol, representing 'mind, body and soul', which are featured the closing words of the piece. The work explores the relationship of long, low sung words and the way they interact with radio static. The numeral is turned on its side, drawn out and distorted, the cracking subharmonics of the dry, low male voices cut off abruptly by the sound of different syllables.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Three low male voices, or male choir, and handheld a.m. radios.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Eneksis Choir, Micheál McCarthy — 20 Mar 13. Spectrum project Space, Mt Lawley, WA

Further information about this work is at: this link

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:

Experimental music, graphic notation. INFLUENCES: drone music.

Subjects

Performances of this work

7 Aug 2014: at More Talk, Less Action - Composition Is Dead (West Space Gallery).

12 Apr 13: ABC Studio 620, Perth, WA. Featuring Decibel.

20 Mar 13: Spectrum project Space, Mt Lawley, WA. Featuring Eneksis Choir, Micheál McCarthy.

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