Draw near to the bell : for prepared guitar
by Haydn Reeder (1980)
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Library shelf no. 787.84/AUS 1 [Available for loan]
In this piece there are three types of music which may be likened to three characters (A, B, C) in a play. Character A's music is developed more and more each time it enters, whereas B and C's musics come into conflict with each other. The statements of B and C become stronger and one of them borrows elements from A's music. The borrower, being somewhat passive, resolves the conflict by returning to his former self, whereas the more aggressive partner's music becomes an amalgam of all three characters, apparently reconciled.
Instrumentation: Prepared guitar.
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — L.Mus.
First performance: by Jochen Schubert — 5 Dec 80. Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Performances of this work
5 Dec 80: Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Featuring Jochen Schubert.
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