Artamidae : celebrating a family of Australian songbirds
by Ron Nagorcka (2002)
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From the CD Atom bomb becomes folk art
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Instrumentation: 2 MIDI keyboards, didjeridu, flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, fretless electric guitar (or viola or violoncello), mandolin. Also requires computer with program "Vsampler", amplifier and speakers. Instrumentation various between each section of the work.
Duration: 23 min.
Contents note: 1. Grey butcherbird -- 2. Australian magpie -- 3. Black currawong -- 4. Pied butcherbird -- 5. Grey currawong, dusky woodswallow (Magpie lark).
Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Uses just intonation scale and notational system.
Resonate article: Ron Nagorcka and the freedom to be independent by Karlin Greenstreet Love
- Inspired by: Birdsong
Performances of this work
17 May 03: Hudson Opera House, New York State, USA.. Featuring Downtown Ensemble.
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