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Post Truth Pleasure Garden

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

The Post Truth Pleasure Garden : [eScore] / Cat Hope.

by Cat Hope (2018)


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"More than 30 years ago, academics started to discredit "truth" as one of the "grand narratives" which clever people could no longer bring themselves to believe in. Instead of "the truth", which was to be rejected as naïve and/or repressive, a new intellectual orthodoxy permitted only "truths" - always plural, frequently personalised, inevitably relativised. All claims on truth are relative to the particular person making them; there is no position outside our own particulars from which to establish universal truth" (Andrew Calcutt, 2016.)

Using this statement as a starting point, The Post Truth Pleasure Garden explores the concept of 'truths' through the sampling and reversioning of two acoustic instruments in the ensemble. The grand narrative is destroyed, a new orthodoxy created and everything you hear is relative to the people listening. The words sung state "Australia now ignores laws of basic #HumanRights" This is a quote from former president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, at an oration in 2017. She notes that "the idea of alternative facts which had credibility has created an 'Alice in Wonderland' world where words mean what we choose them to."

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (2p. -- Non-standard page size)

Difficulty: Advanced — live electronics, graphic notation, improvised elements

Duration: 10 min.

Commission info: Commissioned by Ensemble Supermusique, Montreal, Canada, for the TENOR Conference

First performance by Ensemble Supermusique — May 18. TENOR Conference, Montreal, Canada

Includes performance notes.

The Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance, is required for performance of this work. This score should be read on an iPad, using the Decibel ScorePlayer, and app you can find on the app store here.

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.

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