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Work

Strata

by Robert Davidson (1989)

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Performance by Patricia Pollett, Philippa Robinson, Andrew Shetliffe, Carson Dron from the CD Crimson songs

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Work Overview

Strata is in three movements, fast, slow and fast. Each of the movements treats music as a kind of layer cake, with several strands composed from the bass upwards (which is perhaps not surprising from a composer who is also a bass player). As the bass repeats, it is varied, turned upside down, and combined with an ever-changing array of upper parts, which intertwine with each other and engage in hockets (the word means "hiccup" and is a medieval technique by which a melody is divided between several performers to give a "hiccup" effect). In the slow movement, the harp plays constant regular pulses in cycles which shorten with each repetition, creating a gamelan-tinged texture with long meandering melodies in the winds and strings.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Duration: 13-15 min.

Influences on this work include: postminimalism, counterpoint

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Performances of this work

6 Jan 19: Göteborgs Konserthus, Sweden. Featuring Gothenburg Symphony.

26 Jun 2010: at KAMMER Ensemble (Recital Hall East). Featuring Kammer Ensemble.

29 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

28 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

27 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (extra show announced) (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

22 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

21 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

18 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

15 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

14 May 2010: at ... Live Attitude (Thomas Dixon Centre). Featuring Topology.

14 Aug 2009: at Lucid Dreaming (Tanks Arts Centre). Featuring Topology.

14 Aug 2009: at Lucid Dreaming (Tanks Arts Centre). Featuring Topology.

1997: St Mary's Catholic Church, Brisbane. Featuring Topology.

16 Nov 90: Music for the heart and mind, Stoliarsky School of Music, West End, Brisbane. Featuring Tim Florence, Michele Adeney, Matthew Kinmont, John Babbage, Lynette Lancini, Kylie Davidson, Tom Adeney, Robert Davidson.

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