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Sheet Music: Score

Bend/Boogie/Break : for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet in Bb, violin, cello, percussion and piano. / Holly Harrison.

by Holly Harrison (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano.
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  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Ensemble Offspring from the CD Offspring Bites 3: En Masse


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The title Bend/Boogie/Break describes the character of three recurring ideas in the work:

  • Bend refers to the use of glissandi and pitch bends (particularly strings)
  • Boogie refers to the underlying funk bass
  • Break: as in, to break apart or a 'breakdown' section (perhaps a nod to metal rhythms!)

Inspiration is drawn from post-rock, funk, and honky-tonk piano, as well as the overarching idea of warping vinyl and things 'going wrong' - perhaps bent out of shape, broken, or not quite right.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (29p. -- B4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 10 mins, 30 sec.

Commission info: Commissioned by and written for Ensemble Offspring with the generous support of Penny Le Couteur and Greg Dickson

First performance by Ensemble Offspring at Spectral Tech (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 29 Sep 2018

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ISMN: 979-0-67315-190-1

Analysis & Media

- Video: Bend/Boogie/Break

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