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Uwj : for viola and piano

by Colin Spiers (1991)



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Uwj : for viola and piano / Colin Spiers.

Library shelf no. 787.3/SPI 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Uwj (pronounced 'oodge') is the first in a series of three works (the others being Zyj and Nsj), which explore various types of rhythmic textures under a broad post-minimalist stylistic umbrella.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: Amplified viola, piano.

Duration: 24 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — rhythmically challenging moto perpetuo

First performance: by Simon Murphy, Colin Spiers — 1993. Newcastle Conservatorium NSW

"The viola should be amplified with a contact microphone to a level where it can be clearly heard against the piano with its lid on 'full stick'"


Performances of this work

1993: Newcastle Conservatorium NSW. Featuring Simon Murphy, Colin Spiers.

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