Eileen's Vision : for percussionist and speaker
by Christina Green (2015)
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Library shelf no. 786.8/GRE 1 [Available for loan]
The piece is a setting of 'Eileen's Vision', a poem by NYC-based poet Eileen Myles (b. 1949). The work was written for Sydney percussionist Kaylie Dunstan, who completed a research Masters in the area of 'percussion theatre', by performance and thesis. It was written with an appreciation of the range of works that Dunstan is interested in - this includes works for percussion and voice, for 'actor percussionist', and works involving improvised elements.
Instrumentation: Percussionist and speaker, one or two performers.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Percussion and speaking part performed by either a single performer, or two performers. If by a single performer, this requires a high level of skill. Percussion part requires fast movement between two instruments.
Commission note: Written for Kaylie Dunstan, percussionist, by arrangement, as part of Doctorate of Creative Arts folio, with support from Western Sydney University.
Myles's poem depicts details of home life with her dog. The musical form is built around the text, and the musical style is basically tonal.
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