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RiverBed : for flute, guitar, harp and violin

by Dominik Karski (2006)

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Performance by Elision Ensemble from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

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Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol. 3.

Library shelf no. CD 2130 [Available for loan]



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RiverBed : for flute, guitar, harp and violin / Dominik Karski

Library shelf no. Q 785.4414/KAR 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

RiverBed is the path that the sounds carve out across time, through a continuous interactivity that has not been pre-determined, and is not driven towards any final aim; rather, the process that the sound-elements establish is an articulation of an energy, as the behavior of the sound is quasi-biological in its nature: unpredictable, yet absolutely consistent. In essence, it is music that is not in any form, but is a FORMATION unfolding in time, in order to reach its own limit.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Flute, guitar, harp, violin.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Elision Ensemble with funds provided by Arts WA, Australia Council.

RiverBed was composed as part of a project involving a large-scale work, commissioned by ELISION ensemble, integrating a succession of three quartet-structures and an extended unfolding for solo piano. The large-scale work is entitled The Source Within, and RiverBed is the first of the quartets. The project was realised with the support from ArtsWA and Australia Council.

Performances of this work

27 May 07: Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne. Featuring Elision Ensemble.

18 Nov 06: St Paul's Cathedral, Huddersfield, UK. Featuring Elision Ensemble.

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