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Sheet Music: Score

Antumbra : for percussion and fixed audio / Melody Eötvös.

by Melody Eötvös (2022)


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Backing track for performance and rehearsal available here.

The antumbra (from Latin ante, "before") is the region from which an occluding body appears entirely within the disc of a light source. Most often associated with the sun and moon, an observer in the antumbra region would experience an annular eclipse, in which a bright ring is visible around the eclipsing body. If the observer moves closer to the light source, the apparent size of the occluding body increases until it causes a full umbra.

The three movements (I - Suspended, II - Canon, III - Time) of this composition are a play on this phenomena, where the percussionists part mostly functions as an occluding body and the electronic track drifts and projects around the acoustic percussion like a light source responding to a solid object.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (22p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 7 mins

Contents note:

I. Suspended -- II. Canon -- III. Time.

Commissioned by Claire Edwardes.

Includes program notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-242-7

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