Hinchinbrook riffs : for marimba & digital delay
by Nigel Westlake (2003, this version: 2009)
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The piece consists of a string of "motives" or "riffs" that are digitally copied within the delay & made to repeat 600 milliseconds (about half a second) after they have been performed "live". The performer is required to interlock with the delay signal by adhering to a strict tempo indication (100 beats per minute), creating the riffs to interplay & trip over themselves, causing interesting rhythmic & melodic variants that surge & ebb in wave - like formations.
Year: 2003, this version: 2009
Instrumentation: Marimba & digital delay.
Duration: 8 min.
First performance: 2009. USA
Originally written for guitar, the idea for the marimba version was suggested to me by Rebecca Lagos, principal percussionist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Performance note: Preset the digital delay for one repeat only. If using a stereo sound system, pan the “live” marimba signal to the left side & the “delayed” marimba signal to the right side (or visa versa) – the object being to obtain maximum separation between “live” & “delayed” signals.
- Has as subject/About: Queensland
Performances of this work
14 May 2014: at Sounding Nishi: Westlake (Nishi Building).
14 May 2009: at Six String Counterpoint (WAAPA Music Auditorium).
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