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Longing : for five instruments

by Cat Hope (2011)



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Longing : for five players / Cat Hope.

Library shelf no. 785/HOP 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work uses a graphic score to examine ideas about glissandi and drone. Each instrument has a part that relates to the others in terms of pitch and time but is also self referential to a central 'pitch line'. The tempo is set within an automated score player that enables the performers to keep together. The composers interest in drone music relates to its textural and maximalist tendencies, the way small details that in other music seem insignificant can seem very large when there is not a lot of change in rhythmic or pitch materials. This piece is written for Decibel, but can be interpreted by any 5 instruments.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Any five sustaining instruments.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — graphic score

Dedication note: Dedicated to Caitlin Cassidy

Commission note: Commissioned by Decibel.

First performance: 28 Mar 11. Perth Institute of Performing Arts, Western Australia

The score is read on a score player available from the composer, on networked laptop computers.


Performances of this work

28 Mar 11: Perth Institute of Performing Arts, Western Australia

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