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Propulsive Instability

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Propulsive Instability : for chamber ensemble / Ben Robinson.

by Ben Robinson (2018)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F, strings.

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Propulsive Instability aims to capture a feeling of unhinged desperation. The persistent and agitated rhythmic drive evokes a wild, animalistic fixation; stalking, hunting, chasing.

The bookend sections of the piece exploit a heavy (almost Stravinskian) use of syncopation and irregular metres to create a surging, unpredictable rhythmic energy. Imagine you are running faster than your body can bear, and existing in a panicked state of perpetual forward motion - hence the title, Propulsive Instability.

The central sound-world uses triplets in unusual groupings to create a curiously wonky groove. It subverts our musical expectations and leads to exciting rhythmic surprises. Underneath, the ominous bass-line presses on.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 11 performance parts (60p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Complex rhythms including non-dyadic time signatures.

Duration: 8 mins, 30 sec.

Prizes/Awards: Winner of Ensemble Apex's 2019 call-for-scores competition.

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This edition produced 5 Dec 21.

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