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Headspaces : for cello and live electronics

by Christopher Tonkin (2011)



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Headspaces : for cello and live electronics / Christopher Tonkin.

Library shelf no. Q 787.4/TON 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The work consists of four distinct sections, or "headspaces", and a coda. Each of these "headspaces" are characterised by quite markedly different soundworlds, at times detailed and delicate, at other times loud and in your face. There are several different approaches to musical time, some quite static and others very much about forward drive and momentum. The piece uses the cello in standard fashion, as well as quite a few "extended" techniques that explore the range of the cello's timbral capabilities.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Cello solo, 1 computer running Max version 5 or later, 1 condenser microphone, soundcard, digital mixer with onboard effects (or analog mixer with outboard effects unit), stereo playback.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — many extended techniques, though rhythmically quite straightforward

First performance: by Geoffrey Gartner, Christopher Tonkin — 7 Aug 11. Perth Town Hall


Headspaces, by Chris Tonkin

Performances of this work

7 Aug 11: Perth Town Hall. Featuring Geoffrey Gartner, Christopher Tonkin.

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