Physarmonica II (accordion with pre-recorded sound)
by Caroline Wilkins (1985, this version: 1998)
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'Physarmonica II' or bellows accordion, is a work for live and pre-recorded accordions from very different eras. It explores their relationship in time, using suspension, distance and collision, acknowledging also the social and historical context of the sound. Through its source - air - comes the 'rawness'.
Year: 1985, this version: 1998
Instrumentation: Solo accordion / bandoneon and electronic tape
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Includes extended techniques
First performance: by Caroline Wilkins — 25 May 98. Chard Festival, Somerset
The composer cites the following influences on this work: musique concrete
This work appeared in its original form as a piece solely for tape in 1985, and was published in that form by NMA Tapes 4, Melbourne in the same year.
Performances of this work
25 May 98: Chard Festival, Somerset. Featuring Caroline Wilkins.
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