Hollandia : flute and guitar duo
by Christian O'Brien (2012)
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Performance by Laila Engle, Ken Murray from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 72.
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Inspired by archival footage of telephone switchboard operators. These highly skilled women worked extremely hard with intriguing rhythms to their motions. Hollandia is essentially a response to the dialogue between early analogue technology and human operator.
Instrumentation: Flute, classical guitar, with backing track (optional). Guitar with a cutaway recommended.
Duration: 4 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Some difficult positions on the guitar
Commission note: Commissioned by Dr Ken Murray and Laila Engle
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
New Music, Minimalism, Modal
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