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Quadrivium 1 : for two percussionists

by Drew Crawford (1997)

Vertigo one


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Vertigo one / Duo Vertigo.

Library shelf no. CD 1739 [Not for loan]

Quadrivium 1


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Quadrivium 1 : for two percussionists / Drew Crawford.

Library shelf no. 785.6812/CRA 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Quadrivium 1 was written for - and premiered at - an art gallery opening, and as such, the visual drama of percussion music forms a conceptual basis for much of the work, whether that's a rapid beating on the marimba that's barely audible, or the circular nature of the percussion set-up (the audience surrounded the musicians at the first performance). And as the opening was for an exhibition of glass art, I wanted to create a sonic equivalent of the works on display - some delicate & detailed, others heavy and solid, all exploring the plasticity and potential of the medium.

Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: Vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, crash cymbal, crotales, crystal glasses.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Temporally-notated score

Commission note: Quadrivium 1 was commissioned by Paul Genny of the Quadrivium Art Gallery, Sydney, for the opening of "Glass", January 1997

First performance: by Jeremy Barnett, Kim Moyes — 20 Jan 97. Quadrivium Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney NSW

Influenced by Steve Reich and Phillip Glass.


Performances of this work

20 Jan 97: Quadrivium Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney NSW. Featuring Jeremy Barnett, Kim Moyes.

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