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Fanfares for Libraries

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Fanfares for Libraries : for solo oboe and two smartphones / James Ledger.

by James Ledger (2021)


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When I was thinking about a solo work for oboe, the idea of extended techniques was at the front of my mind. However, so much has already been done in this area, that I turned to electronics and how its use might fall under the banner of 'extended technique'. I thought the inclusion of 'self-sufficient' electronics was one way to approach it. Using mobile phones seemed an obvious choice, as it is really easy to set up and requires no complex audio equipment. It's very portable and self-contained.

There is a duality that pervades this piece: libraries are places for quiet reading and contemplation and generally not for loud, brassy, ceremonial pieces. Talking on a phone is also shunned and I liked the idea of fanfares and mobile phones coming together where they should not.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 10 mins

Commissioned by The ANAM Set, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with funds provided by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

First performance by Alexandra Allan — 29 Nov 21. The Callaway Auditorium, University of Western Australia

Includes performance notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-101-7

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