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Ocean greyness : solo clarinet

by Philip Czaplowski (2003)

Ocean greyness


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Ocean greyness : solo clarinet / Philip Czaplowski.

Library shelf no. 788.62/CZA 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Ocean Greyness was originally composed for Bb clarinet during May 2003, and first performed by Paul Todd, during a Melbourne Composers League concert at the Retro Café, Fitzroy on 1st June 2003. The title refers to a 1953 painting by Jackson Pollock, currently exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Ocean Greyness, one of Pollock's last great works, depicts several disembodied eyes hidden within the swirling colored fragments that materialize from the dense, scumbled gray ground. "When you are painting out of your unconscious," he claimed, "figures are bound to emerge." Manifest in this painting is a dynamic tension between representation and abstraction that, finally, constitutes the core of Pollock's multileveled oeuvre. -- Nancy Spector

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Bb clarinet.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performance: by Paul Todd — 1 Jun 03. Melbourne Composers League concert, Retro Café, Fitzroy


Performances of this work

1 Jun 03: Melbourne Composers League concert, Retro Café, Fitzroy. Featuring Paul Todd.

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