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Work

Voltage : for solo percussion

by Peter McNamara (2010)

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Audio Sample

Performance by Claire Edwardes from the CD Sideband.

Sideband.

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CD

Sideband.

Library shelf no. CD 2552 [Available for loan]

Voltage

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Score

Voltage : for solo percussion / Peter McNamara.

Library shelf no. 786.8/MCN 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Voltage is a work primarily based on rhythmic combinations related to 240. This number, or numbers related to it (180, 120 etc.) forms the overall number of events in the sub-structure of section II, which are in turn divided into various combinations of rhythmic groups based on 5, 4 and 3. The first section of Voltage contains a rhythmically free time-space texture where flexible cross-rhythms and gestures that speed up and slow down appear also using rhythmic groups of 5, 4, and 3 plus these numbers added together.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Solo Percussion (1 wood/temple block, 2 tom toms, 1 bass drum).

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Time-space notated sections with various cross rhythms, 2 different mallets in each hand.

Written for: Claire Edwardes

The composer cites the following influences on this work:

Xenakis Percussion Music.

Performances of this work

21 Aug 2016: at Sideband: Light Wells (Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Brad Gill.

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