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Kern (studio produced music (pre-recorded sound))

by Ian Blake (2001)

Audio Sample

Performance by Ian Blake from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

Selected works by AMC represented artists


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Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol 7

Library shelf no. CD 2190 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Kern is a musical response to printmaker Dianne Fogwell's Resonance exhibition of 2001, and in particular, to a print based on an image from the early fifteenth century Chantilly manuscript: a heart-shaped musical score of Baude Cordier's Belle bonne sage. I've used elements of the melody plus sounds from the printing process, along with a swarm of backyard bees. I'm playing a collection of 'early' - ish instruments here: chalumeau, bass viol, harp, recorder, soprano sax, Egyptian tabla, cittern and a suitably ancient computer.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance

First performance: 2002. Helen Maxwell Gallery, Braddon ACT

The composer cites the following influences on this work:

folk, mediaeval, electroacoustic


Performances of this work

2002: Helen Maxwell Gallery, Braddon ACT

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