Sheet Music: Score
Thousands of bundled straw : movements one to seven / David Young.
by David Young (2005)
Composed between 1997 and 2005, this major work draws on Japanese mythology, the writings of Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, and the mangled fragments of English often used in Japanese advertising (sometimes called 'Japlish') on tourist brochures and biscuit packets.
'...complex, subtly nuanced and infinitesimally crafted... a minutely staged drama. One listens intently, as you might for the sound of frogs, crickets, strange characters and even spirits in an unfamiliar mountain village at night, while overhearing murmured conversation from another room. The work is dreamlike, floating just outside consciousness.' Chris Reid, RealTime
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (260p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 54 min.
I. (clarinet in B flat, cello) -- II. (bass recorder, oboe, trumpet in C, violin, percussion) -- III. (soprano, oboe, cello, piano -- IV. (cor anglais, bass clarinet in B flat, tenor trombone, viola, double bass) -- V. (soprano (with 5 eggs), guitar) -- VI. (soprano, oboe, clarinet in E flat, alto trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano) -- VII. (soprano, bass recorder, oboe, clarinet in B flat, trumpet in C, tenor trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano).
First performance 18 Oct 05. Melbourne International Arts Festival, Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne
Includes performance notes.
Individual movements can be purchased and performed separately.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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Analysis & Media
- Program note: David Young's "Thousands of Bundled Straw"
- Video: David Young (Yung?), a portrait
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