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CloseUp : for clarinet in A, violin, cello and piano

by Lachlan Skipworth (2008)

Work Overview

This piece for clarinet, violin, cello and piano was written with the idea of exploring the ways we communicate with those people with whom we have a close bond. The title, CloseUp, is a reference to photography, where by using the right lenses, we see a completely different side of the subject in a picture. Likewise, on being 'close' to a person, we begin to see the thoughts, cares and desires in their heart, and take different meanings from their words and actions. In this piece, the violin's expressive
melodic motives contrast with the more mysterious clarinet figures. From a dark mood at the beginning, the ensemble follows the dialogue between these two musical ideas as they rise and fall, shout and cry, and finally become reduced to nothing more than a whisper.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Clarinet in A, violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by chronology arts — 2 May 08. 'Intimate Lines' concert at the Old Darlington School, Sydney University


Performances of this work

2 May 08: 'Intimate Lines' concert at the Old Darlington School, Sydney University. Featuring chronology arts.

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