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Moments of plastic jubilation : piano / by Matthew Hindson
by Matthew Hindson (1999)
“…Techno music, nominated by Hindson as his stylistic starting point, is the sort of music you make when you want to grind your heel - ever so nonchalantly - on the old idea of music as a nobly expressive, humane activity.
“Its mechanical repetitiveness of figuration and beat is a finger sign to musical as tradition - and, in case you feel like raising a red flag in sympathy, it means the same for the idea of music as revolution. This is music which goes with the spurious sense of immunity a hoon might feel while revving-up a wreck on the way to a fast-food joint; its moments of plastic jubilation, faithfully echoed by Hindson, at best fit the closing shots of the lastest action picture schlock”.
from a review of a Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance of SPEED by Matthew Hindson, The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday August 27 1999, page 13
This work for solo piano was written partly in response to the above review, but also as being something of a representative summary of many of the composer¹s beliefs regarding music and its place in contemporary 20th/21st century society.
Whilst the work at times demonstrates musical correlations with certain forms of popular music styles, it was also composed using 1960s-style modular techniques. The work is thus very sectional, and relies more heavily on contrast rather than exclusive motivic development to carry the music forward.— Matthew Hindson
Published by: Promethean Editions [PE049] — 1 score (15p. -- Non-standard page size)
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade L.Mus.A
Duration: 5 mins
First performance by Michael Kieran Harvey — 1 Jan 00. Concert Hall, University of Newcastle (for broadcast).
Includes biographical notes on composer and programme and performance notes.
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- Program note: Matthew Hindson's "Moments of Plastic Jubilation' [Promethean Editions"
by Matthew Hindson
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