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Stories for ocean shells (solo piano)

by Kate Moore (2000)

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Stories for ocean shells : for piano / Kate Moore.

Library shelf no. 786.2/MOO 6 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece, written for an ensemble of lower strings, was inspired by the intricate patterns of silk weaving from the hill tribes of northern Thailand and the way the patterns in the cloth are like patterns found in nature itself. Stories for Ocean Shells (2000) is built upon a recurring cyclical pattern reminiscent of a seashell spiraling around itself, progressively expanding and contracting in circular, rhythmic formations. The intricate tapestry of notes iterates the basic building blocks that form the architectural foundation reminiscent of the structure of a shell. This is outlined by the proportion of the piece, prominently marked by the progression from a dominant harmonic field to the tonic.

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Medium


Performances of this work

27 Apr 00: Beaver Galleries, Deakin ACT. Featuring Kate Moore, Alex Voorhoeve, Charlotte Winslade, Frances Stevens, Rowena Higgs, Clare Kahn, Katy Norman, John Barry.

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