Circus sweet (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass)
by Carla Thackrah (2004)
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The film was created with edited archival footage of circus and circus-like happenings from the 1920s to 1940s. I'm a film maker as well as a composer and I edited the film to create a quirky and slightly dark take on our circus past. The footage was largely sourced from the Australian Film and Sound Archive. The music was written to be performed as a live accompaniment to the film however it can be performed alone.
Instrumentation: Violin, viola, saxophone, piano, double bass, CD accompaniment (optional but recommended), DVD film with click tracks and accompaniment (optional).
Duration: 30 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Synching live music to click tracks and film. Technical difficulty for instruments.
Contents note: Word waltz -- Dance of the workers -- Fly salsa -- Monkey waltz -- China dance -- Milonga de la slums -- Stilletto tango.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Topology
First performance: by Topology — 15 Oct 04. The Block Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
The composer cites the following influences on this work:
The music is based on the traditional dance suite - with waltzes, a salsa, tango, milonga - all with a twist.
Stilletto Tango from Circus Sweet
Word Waltz from Circus Sweet
Performances of this work
15 Oct 04: The Block Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Featuring Topology.
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