happening(s) at a point in space : trio for recorder(s), percussion, accordion & pre-recorded sound
by Caroline Wilkins (2006)
No products are available for this work
The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.
Materials for this work may be lodged in our collection in the future. Until then, any enquiries should be made directly to the composer/sound artist or their agent.
The title refers to the definition of the word 'planet' - 'happening at a point in space'. On reading Lucretias' De Rerum Natura I was struck by references to the illusion of size and space in the planetary system, to the constant changes of dimension between far and near, to the simultaneity of different speeds of movement. This led me to the idea of writing several musicla 'units' to be performed simultaneously, that are complete in themselves, each sounding independently like a mobile in space. Their order is left to the choice of the players, allowing for elements of chance andd spontaneous sound - constellations. Some 'units' are pre-recorded (and thus pre-determined in their order), using acoustic effects such as echo, distance or extreme proximity, to emphasize their spatial dimension.
Instrumentation: recorder(s), accordion, percussion, pre-recorded material.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — frequent tempo and bar changes, extended techniques
related to, but also a departure from, previous instrumental theatre works.
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.