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Broken approach

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Broken approach : for bass drum kit [eScore] / Cat Hope.

by Cat Hope (2014)

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  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library
  • Instrumentation: Bass drum kit, AM radios, wind up mechanisms.
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    Performance by Vanessa Tomlinson from the CD Ephemeral Rivers


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The percussionist uses a graphic score that outlines shapes that are drawn on instrument surfaces, as well as themes that are rendered spatially on each instrument and the kit as a whole. This work is made up of active sections, broken by static 'rhythmic' breaks that pause the forward motion of the piece, reversing the usual roles of rhythmic devices. Wind up mechanisms, including clocks and toys, tick away in the back- ground, providing 'alarms' that slowly wear down.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (1p. -- Non-standard page size)

Difficulty: Advanced — improvisation required; graphic score

Duration: 13 min.

Dedicated to Vanessa Tomlinson

Commission info: Written during a fellowship at Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy

First performance by Vanessa Tomlinson at 8 Hits (ABC Studio 420 (Brisbane)) on 1 Nov 2014

Includes performance instructions.

The Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance, is required for performance of this work. The required file for uploading into the Decibel ScorePlayer can be downloaded here.

DOI: 10.26180/5cda133d3f644

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.

Graphic notation edition

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Broken approach
Score: Broken approach : for bass drum kit / Cat Hope.

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