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Receptor : for solo marimba

by Peggy Polias (2021)

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Performance by Claire Edwardes from the CD Rhythms Of Change

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Work Overview

This piece is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the physicality of the tiny virus entity: protein spikes and complex spiral molecules wreaking so much havoc and tragedy. The piece is in sections titled "Binding", "Sequencing", "Defending" and "Fading", in reference to the health and research battle waged against the disease, with optimism towards the eventual end of pandemic.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Marimba.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Senior secondary and beyond

Commission note: Commissioned by Claire Edwardes.. Commissioned as part of "Rhythms of Change," "Receptor" has been assisted by the Australia Council


Performances of this work

1 Jul 2022: at Festival Opening (Salvation Army Church Brisbane City). Featuring Claire Edwardes.

24 Sep 2021: at Ensemble Offspring: Rhythms of Change (Online). Featuring Claire Edwardes.

31 Mar 2021: at Now You Hear Her: Rhythms of Change (World Square shopfront). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

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