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Airwaves : 100 years of radio

by Jamie Clark, Robert Davidson and Jonathan Dimond (2001)

Airwaves

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Airwaves : 100 years of radio / Robert Davidson, Jonathan Dimond & Jamie Clark.

Library shelf no. 785.3418/DAV 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Airwaves celebrates 100 years of radio history through great and not-so-great broadcast speeches, featuring many key figures of the 20th century. Their spoken intonation and rhythm drives the melodies and rhythms of the music, which frames each speaker as if they were singing, without altering their recording. This is a journey back to 1901 through the monumental events of the noisy century.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Soprano & alto saxophones (one player), violin, viola, double bass, piano, bass guitar (doubling trombone and tabla (optional)), electric guitar, drum kit, audio track.

Duration: 76 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Synchronising with audio using click track, many styles to accommodate

Commission note: Commissioned by the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, 2001

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Polystylism, speech melody

The performers stay synchronised with the audio track using the left channel as click track (unheard by the audience).

Performances of this work

24 Jul 01: Turbine Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD. Featuring Topology.

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