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Sheet Music: Score

Clique : clarinet, percussion and accordion / Damien Ricketson.

by Damien Ricketson (2013)


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Clique began as part of a larger project under the title The Secret Noise: a cycle of works exploring cultural practices that deliberately shield music from public life. With Clique I was interested in the occurrence of closed musical circles and the use of music as an identity-commodity to advance one's own (and exclude others') social standing. In conceiving the work I was particularly conscious of the West's own chamber music tradition: from its pre-concert function as music heard only by royalty to music exclusively composed and played by groups of friends in private settings. In composing the work I treated an Adagio from one of the Haydn trios (No.97 in D major) as though it were a mysterious foreign script that I imaginatively translated and reconstructed into my own peculiar language featuring an unusual sonic combination of instruments and a highly ornate and microtonal clarinet.

Published by: Curious Noise — 1 score (14p. -- A4 (portrait))

Duration: 10 mins

Commission info: Commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Centenary Commissioning Project

First performance by James Crabb, Jason Noble, Claire Edwardes at Clique (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 13 Apr 2013

Includes program note.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 9790 720068268

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