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Thum prints : Concerto for beatboxer and orchestra

by Gordon Hamilton (2015)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

A concerto for beatboxer and orchestra, featuring Tom Thum, a magnificently-talented dude with an inexhaustible vocal inventory of glorious and weird noises. Together we've smooshed the opposing forces of the orchestra and Tom's mouth, aiming for imaginative and surprising colours.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: There are 2 versions of this work.Full orchestra: Beatboxer, 2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarients (doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (2 players), harp, timpani, strings. Chamber orchestra: Beatboxer, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion (1 player), strings (

Duration: 60 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

First performance: by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Gordon Hamilton at QSO: Thum Prints (QPAC Concert Hall) on 18 Sep 2015

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Hip Hop, Rap, Beatboxing

There are 2 versions of this work; the 20 min 'Concerto' version, and the 60 min 'Show' version.


Performances of this work

16 Sep 2018: at Thum Prints: an SSO Family Concert (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Gordon Hamilton, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tom Thum.

14 Apr 2016: at BBC Proms Australia (Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne). Featuring Gordon Hamilton, Tom Thum, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

18 Sep 2015: at QSO: Thum Prints (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Gordon Hamilton.

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