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Fata morgana : mirages on the horizon

by Andrew Byrne (2007)

Audio Sample

Performance by David Shively from the CD White bone country

White bone country


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White bone country / Andrew Byrne

Library shelf no. CD 2144 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

The image of fata morgana, or mirages, is the inspiration for these four pieces. In each, a fata morgana, a static shimmering figure appears on the horizon and then just as suddenly is gone. The prepared piano-John Cage's hybrid invention, straddling the tuned world of the piano and the untuned of the percussion-is an apt choice to depict these varied kinds of musical mirages.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Prepared piano.

Duration: 18 min.

Contents note: First mirage -- Second mirage -- Third mirage -- Fourth mirage.

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