The Collatz variations : for brass quintet
by Philip Jameson (2012)
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Performance by AYO Brass Quintet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 49.
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Inspired by the famous mathematical conjecture of Lothar Collatz, The Collatz Variations deals with the illusion of freedom. The backbone of the work is a delirious set of variations, played entirely with a muted sound. But this music is interrupted, threatened and eventually smothered by a recurring chorale, played with an open sound and led by the French horn.
Instrumentation: 2 trumpets in B flat, horn, trombone, tuba. All instruments require straight mutes.
Duration: 9 min.
Dedication note: "To my parents"
First performance: by AYO Brass Quintet — 9 Aug 12. Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. on this work:
Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland.
This work shared 3rd prize in the Ensemble section of the Franz Schubert Conservatory's International Composition Competition for 2012.
Performances of this work
2013: AYO's 2013 European Tour, Grafenegg, Austria. Featuring AYO Brass Quintet.
9 Aug 12: Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Featuring AYO Brass Quintet.
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