Sheet Music: Score
Diomira / Peter Knight.
by Peter Knight (2016)
Drawing inspiration from Diomira, one of the imaginary cities described in Italo Calvino's novella, Invisible Cities, the work sets up a post-minimal logic that refracts and disintegrates as we listen. The instrumentation of the chamber jazz orchestra is expanded with the unexpected additions of turntables, a reel-to-reel tape machine (which replaces the drum kit) and live laptop signal processing. The sounds of acoustic instruments and voices are interwoven with field recordings cut onto vinyl, and are filtered and augmented as Knight plays with our perceptions of what we hear and what we imagine we have heard. Time folds into itself in a very Calvino-esque manner, leaving us with the trace residue of moments half remembered.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (20p. -- A3 (landscape))
Difficulty: Advanced — Requires specialist skills in electroacoustic performance
Duration: 15 mins, 10 sec.
Commissioned by Australian Art Orchestra.
Includes program note and performance notes.
Winner of the: Albert H Maggs Composition Award
This work also exists as the following versions:
- Large jazz ensemble
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Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: 2016 Albert H Maggs Award to Peter Knight
- Resonate Article: 2017 Art Music Awards finalists: comments by judging panels
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