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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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Atom bomb becomes folk art / Ron Nagorcka.

Library shelf no. CD 2550 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2002

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.

Difficulty: Advanced

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.


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Performances of this work

17 May 03: Hudson Opera House, New York State, USA.. Featuring Downtown Ensemble.

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