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Work

Toccata DNA

by Michael Kieran Harvey (1993)

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Work Overview

The title refers to the chain of nucleic acids that pass on instructions for hereditary characteristics in animals. Slight changes in the double helix have profound consequences; similarly the pitch material in the Toccata metamorphoses in character, while retaining its basic interrelationships. The first section is inspired by the Art of Fugue as realized by the German organist Gerd Zacher, where he subjects Bach's fugue to various modern compositional treatments. The second section is influenced by the Berlin-based group Einstuerzende Neubauten (Collapsing Buildings), in particular their song ZNS (Central Nervous System 1985).

Work Details

Year: 1993

Duration: 8-10 min.

Performances of this work

22 Apr 2021: at ANAM Prizewinners Concert #1 (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Jennifer Yu.

30 Sep 2018: at Elbow Room Festival (Montsalvat).

7 Jul 2016: at Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries (Verbrugghen Hall).

15 Oct 94: Kennedy Centre, Washington, USA.. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

5 Jun 93: Studio A, Gore St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Featuring Graeme Leak, Michael Kieran Harvey, Mardi McSullea.

14 Feb 93: Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey.

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