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Confluence : prepared vibraphones, humming, tuned gongs

by Lachlan Skipworth (2014)



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Confluence : prepared vibraphones, humming, tuned gongs / Lachlan Skipworth.

Library shelf no. 785.684312/SKI 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work highlights the unique clarity of the vibraphone's resonance, from which my love of the instrument surely stems. I explore this resonance in the measured spaces between the floating musical figures and augment it with the subtle use of pitched gongs and humming. The title confluence refers to a "coming together" of both the resonance of the two vibraphones and the movements of the two performers. The overall effect is one of the instruments combining into one total sound and the performers movements conceived as one unified musical gesture.

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: 2 vibraphones, tuned metal gongs.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Leah Scholes, Louise Devenish

Commission note: Commissioned by Sound Collectors with funds provided by Western Australia. Department for the Arts.

First performance: at Confluence (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)) on 18 Jul 2014


Performances of this work

5 Dec 2014: at Australian Music for One Percussionist (Callaway Music Auditorium). Featuring Louise Devenish.

18 Jul 2014: at Confluence (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)).

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