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Modes of Transportation

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Modes of Transportation : Two-movement suite for solo flutes and electronics [eScore] / Victoria Pham.

by Victoria Pham (2017)

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  • Instrumentation: Solo flute (C flute doubling on bass flute), backing track.
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    Performance by Sarah Monk from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 131.


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Inspired by a series of field recordings collected from around the Newcastle Region by flautist Sarah Monk, I was motivated to create a work that played with the spatial, the acoustic, and the electronic. The brief was to compose a work for blindfolded audience and surround sound in response to Pauline Oliveros' meditations on sound and experience. Movement I: two-step, explores the sensation of walking through space, mirrored by the choreography of the flute's movement in the performance space and its repetitious rhythmic repetition of a handful of pitches and intervals that frame the work. In contrast, Movement II places greater emphasis on shaping a space between an atmospheric and transformative electroacoustic track of train recordings against the bass flute's natural amplification of deeper and aspirated sounds.

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

Difficulty: Medium — Working with electronics and movement as part of the performance, as well as extended techniques on flute

Duration: 10 mins, 30 sec.

Contents note:

Movement 1: two-step (approx. 4 min.) -- Movement II: steam and electricity (approx. 6 min., 30 sec.).

Dedicated to Sarah Monk

Commission info: Commissioned for TINA and Crack Theatre X Festival 2017.

First performance by Sarah Monk at The sound of Spaces (Watt Space Gallery) on 30 Sep 2017

Includes programme notes.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. of this work:
Performance Art, Electroacoustic

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