Sheet Music: Score
City of snakes : for bass clarinet, piano, bass and drumkit / Michael Kieran Harvey.
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2013)
Dedicated to my daughter, Isabella Harvey, City of Snakes was a commission by the Tasmanian video artist and musician Leigh Hobba. This version of the piece was premiered by the acclaimed Australian clarinetist Ashley Smith on 1st August 2013 at the University of West Australia. The title refers to the city of Hobart, regularly encircled by fire, with a nod to Zappa's City of Tiny Lites.
The style is unrelentingly commercial, but within an asymmetrical time signature of 5/4, thereby making it difficult to dance to. The work allows for extended bass clarinet techniques such as slap-tonguing and optional improvisation at the performer's discretion.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (16p. -- B4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — advanced reading, ensemble co-ordination and rhythmic feel required
Duration: 6 min.
First performance by Ashley Smith — 1 Aug 13. University of Western Australia
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Jazz/rock, funk, Messiaen, George Duke, Nigel Westlake.
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