The empty quarter (trios: 2 percussion, cello)
by Katy Abbott (2008)
The title of this work is from the region in Saudi Arabia (that borders the UAE where I was living at the time) known as The Empty Quarter. Although elements of the work hint at the desolate isolated geographical area, (which incidentally inhabits some of the worlds most formidable sand-dunes), it also contains other, emotional 'empty' aspects, such as separation from country and family/friends.
Instrumentation: Percussion I (vibraphone, crotales, glockenspiel), Percussion II (Marimba, crotales), cello.
Duration: 15 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Lyrebird Music Society.
The composer states the work features some improvisation, and is spacious and evocative.
- Has as subject/About: Landscape and Nature
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