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The Lowest drawer : electroacoustic

by Cat Hope (2013)

Audio Sample

Performance by Decibel 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 three instruments in this piece trigger sine tones that duplicate the pitch each instrument plays at particular moments in the piece. These tones, from 13 different pick up points, gradually build to a 13-note chord, which will be different each time the piece is played. The tones draw only pitch - all texture is stripped away and the sine tone continue the trajectory until the end of the peice. The score is proportional, but the player chooses which pitch to play in each iteration, meaning a different cluster will be formed each time. As with many of Cat's works, the piece descends lower in pitch as it unfolds, ending in the lowest range (drawer) of each instrument.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Cello, bass flute, bass clarinet and electronics.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Written for: Decibel

First performance: by Decibel at Western Australian Composers Project (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)) on 5 Jul 2013

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc assocaited with this work:
Experimental New Music, Graphic Notation, Animated Notation, electroacoustic. Influences: Alvin Lucier, Elaine Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi.

Subjects

Performances of this work

8 Dec 13: DIG Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia. Featuring Decibel.

6 Jul 2013: at Western Australian Composers Project (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)). Featuring Decibel.

5 Jul 2013: at Western Australian Composers Project (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)). Featuring Decibel.

22 Jun 13: ABC Studio 22, Sydney, as part of ISEA. Featuring Decibel, Mark Cuavin.

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