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Piano trio : 'The Village' : piano trio

by Carl Vine (2013)

Piano trio

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Piano trio : 'The Village' / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 785.714/VIN 6 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Recent studies suggest that we have evolved to function best socially in groups of no more than 150 people. We tend to stay in regular contact with just a few individuals within these 'villages', and cope poorly with much larger crowds. This put me in mind of the limited number of people I stay in touch with regularly, and how my life experience transforms with each contact.

This notion first arose as I considered how to design music without any of the usual landmarks. How could it remain coherent without the recognisable boundaries of 'movements', without a central stockpile of major themes, and without the formative principle of exposition, development and recapitulation?

What emerged is a village of ideas, cast as twelve independent episodes that combine unique combinations of small musical elements that are related but not identical, and which evolve organically within each episode, and across episodes as they bounce off each other. A network of musical interconnections develops, spanning the whole work, that parallels the webs of relationships that make up the 'villages' of our lives. Episodes relax in energy and tempo near the middle of this flexible architecture, and intensify towards the end.

Carl Vine, March 2014

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Julian Burnside

Commission note: Commissioned by Julian Burnside for performance by Musica Viva Australia.. Commissioned in honour of Carl Vine’s sixtieth birthday

First performance: by Sitkovetsky Trio at Sitkovetsky Trio (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music) on 20 Mar 2014

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2015 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental Finalist Carl Vine

Analysis

Resonate article: 2015 Art Music Awards finalists - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

Performances of this work

24 Jun 2017: at Benaud Trio: Village People (Carl Vine) (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Benaud Trio.

10 Apr 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

8 Apr 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

5 Apr 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

3 Apr 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

31 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

29 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (venue to be confirmed, Armidale NSW). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

28 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Lecture Theatre D, Coffs Harbour Education Campus). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

25 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

24 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Hobart Town Hall). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

22 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

20 Mar 2014: at Sitkovetsky Trio (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Sitkovetsky Trio.

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