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Lace frequencies (flute with live electronics)

by Anthony Lyons

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Lace Frequencies was written after Ross Gillett's poem Death of a Dragonfly. It is drawn from a suite of works that respond to recent Australian poetry. In Gillett's poem, I was particularly drawn to the image of the dragonfly acting as a receiver for the 'smallest songs' - amplifying signals through the unlucky fate of being snagged on a car's aerial. Musically, Lace Frequencies superimposes melodic and textural flute material against degraded electronic timbres drawn from static interference signals. These signals include the sounds of analogue radios and electrical lightening discharges called sferics.

Work Details

Instrumentation: Flute, electronics (can be performed live by a 2nd player or played as a sound file).

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Performances of this work

12 Apr 2015: at Elbow Room Concert (Montsalvat).

24 Jan 15: Tilde New Music Festival - Testing Grounds. Featuring Laila Engle.

16 Nov 14: The Kew Court House, VIC. Featuring Anthony Lyons, Laila Engle.

2 Nov 14: Bleed Through Concert, Oratory Room, Abbortsford Convent, VIC. Featuring Anthony Lyons, Laila Engle.

17 Oct 2014: at NODE ZERO (The HUB, VCA).

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