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Qi colour from hidden resonances

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Qi colour from hidden resonances : for piano / Bruce Crossman.

by Bruce Crossman (2010)

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  • Library Availability: 786.2/CRO 5 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Prepared piano.
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    Performance by Antonietta Loffredo from the CD Shadows and silhouettes


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This piece was written for my friend and University of Western Sydney colleague, Diana
Blom, for her China-Australia exchange project. The work was inspired by the Chinese
literati philosophy where subtle hidden sounds of yun sit alongside more robust qi energy.
Hidden half timbres from rubber-stopped and finger-dampened strings, as well as silently
undampened strings as resonators for attack dyad resonances gradually build to and decay
from juxtaposed colour blocks of sound strewn across wide resonances as a type of qi
inspired energy. Chinese modes in joyous linear bursts in the treble register heighten the
exuberance. The wild juxtapositions draw on the free improvisation of MMW (Medeski,
Martin and Wood) as much as Chinese literati philosophy. The work closes with a return
to the hidden resonances, but, with high melodic modal touches imitative of birds
awakening the bush at the base of the Blue Mountains on my morning run.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720106 01 4] — 1 score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 5 mins

Dedicated to Diana Blom

Includes programme note, performance notes, and biographical notes on composer.

Written for Associate Professor Diana Blom for the Shadows and Silhouettes project at ISME CEPROM Commission concert, 28th July 2010 in Shanghai.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720106 01 4

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Shadows and silhouettes
CD: Shadows and silhouettes : new piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence / Antonietta Loffredo, pianist.


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