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Pop Blocks : for wood blocks (3 players) & electronics

by Stephen de Filippo (2023)

Pop Blocks


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Pop Blocks : for wood blocks (3 players) & electronics / Stephen de Filippo

Library shelf no. 785.6813/DEF 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Pop Blocks is a short work for percussion trio, electronics, and fixed media. The ensemble performs with only wood blocks, with one of the blocks, a wooden agogo, connected to a contact mic. The agogo's rhythmic scrapes are projected throughout the room - processed and spatialized around the performance space through a quadraphonic speaker setup. The fixed media component adds a poppy and blippy layer to the composition, which is sometimes reminiscent of old radio, but overall cutesy and light.

Work Details

Year: 2023

Instrumentation: Wood blocks (3 players), quadraphonic electronics and fixed media.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: for line upon line

Commission note: Composed with support from the American Australian Association & The Government of Western Australia Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

Electronics can be found at www.stephendefilippo.com

Performances of this work

25 Feb 23: John Knowles Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A

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