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Banter

by Robert Davidson (2017)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

This is a portrait of Topology, with all of the melodies being derived from the speech of the players in conversation. As the ensemble members talk, their speech melodies are doubled by their own playing; as they discuss a specific member, that member performs a solo.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Tenor saxophone, violin, viola, double bass, piano, audio-video playback.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Synchronising with click track

Dedication note: Dedicated to Topology

Commission note: Commissioned by Topology.

First performance: by Topology at Topology@Twenty (The Old Museum, Brisbane) on 2 Dec 2017

The performance requires performers to listen to a click track with earphones (bone conduction earphones are recommended). The left channel of the video contains the click track (heard only by performers). The right channel is heard through front of house speakers and is heard by the audience along with the instruments.

Performances of this work

2 Dec 2017: at Topology@Twenty (The Old Museum, Brisbane). Featuring Topology.

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