The machine : for piano and string quartet
by Rae Howell (2002, this version: 2007)
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The Machine was originally written (2002) for piano & vocals and scored (in 2007) for piano & string quartet… to emulate the city (Melbourne), as a machine…There's too many robots that can't resist the pull of the machine…There's billowing smoke…The 9 to 5, the conservative smile… (And then the countryside, the den, the niche….). So he retires to his den~ I'm kinda glad he's freed himself, of the machine, and all the things that make the world a darker place to be. The big smoke has driven him home… to his niche. Temptation has gone, my mind's at ease…
Year: 2002, this version: 2007
Instrumentation: Piano, string quartet.
Duration: 7 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Andy Armstrong who escaped 'the machine' long ago.
The Machine has also been animated for short film (by Tom Fraser), to which the music can be performed live to. The film & live performance was toured nationally in Australia (with the album release 'Autumn Never Fall') in April/May 2009.
Performances of this work
4 Jun 09: The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne. Featuring Sunwrae Ensemble.
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