Three men and a blonde (string quartets with pre-recorded sound)
by Robert Davidson (2010)
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This work uses recorded phone calls between the composer and the members of the Brodsky Quartet, who talk about each other and about music. While the audience hears these recordings, the players imitate the intonation of the voices and weave musical commentary around it. It's a portrait of a string quartet, and could be performed by any string quartet in tribute to the artistry of this marvellous, longstanding group.
Instrumentation: String quartet (2 violins, viola, cello), with audio playback (including click track for performer earphones).
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Requires performing with click track in earphones
Dedication note: Dedicated to Brodsky Quartet
Commission note: Commissioned by Brodsky Quartet.
First performance: by Brodsky Quartet — 8 Aug 10. Brisbane Powerhouse
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Tonal, melodic, contemporary
Requires a headphone splitter to take the left channel of the audio track to the earphones of the quartet members. The front-of-house speakers play only the right channel of the track.
Performances of this work
8 Aug 10: Brisbane Powerhouse. Featuring Brodsky Quartet.
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