Sheet Music: Score
Heaven only empty : for bass clarinet, vibraphone, drumkit and turntable / Damien Ricketson.
by Damien Ricketson (2014)
Heaven Only Empty is an extractable quartet from The Secret Noise: a collection of works inspired by music-making that has been deliberately shielded from public life. Other works in the series explore a variety of secret and private music-making ranging from forbidden ceremonial music to 'legally extinguished' compositions to music cliques and the growth of the ubiquitous headphone. Heaven Only Empty is a playful response to 'backmasking': the tradition of hiding secret messages in vinyl recordings. The work is a mashup of three golden- era rock songs that have variously been accused of containing subliminal messages when played backwards. The turntablist in the ensemble conceptually interferes with the bass clarinet, vibraphone and drumkit by skipping, rewinding and generally manipulating the speed and direction in which the rest of the band play their music. For further information about the project visit: www.thesecretnoise.com
Published by: Curious Noise — 1 score (27p. -- A4 (landscape))
Duration: 5 mins, 30 sec.
First performance by Ensemble Offspring — 20 Nov 14. premiered as part of The Secret Noise, Lower Sydney Town Hall
Includes program note.
ISMN: 9790 720068282
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