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Kinetica : for youth orchestra

by Mark Grandison (1997)

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Works for youth orchestra / Mark Grandison.

Library shelf no. CD 1207 [Available for loan]



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Kinetica : for youth orchestra / Mark Grandison.

Library shelf no. Q 784.44/GRA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The title Kinetica derives from the Greek term meaning movement or motion. A pulsing, forward drive is ever present in this work. Kinetica aims to introduce young or non-professional players in a practical way to some of the more accessible styles and procedures of 20th Century music, such as minimalism, the use of modes, and dissonant harmonies, with some influences from Latin and film music.

Work Details

Year: 1997

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Commission note: Commissioned by Kambala School.

First performance: by Mark Grandison, Kambala School Orchestra — Dec 97. Speech Day, Sydney Town Hall

Kinetica is the first in a series of works for youth/community orchestra.


Performances of this work

26 May 2013: at Music in the Sails (Wharf 7, foyer). Featuring Lane Cove Youth Orchestra.

Mar 05: Wellington, NZ. Featuring Waitara Orchestra.

Mar 04: Sydney Town Hall. Featuring Barker College Orchestra.

Jun 03: featuring Lane Cove Youth Orchestra.

Feb 00: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Kambala School Orchestra.

Sep 99: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Pymble Ladies College Orchestra.

Jul 99: Pymble Ladies College, NSW. Featuring Pymble Ladies College Orchestra.

Dec 97: Speech Day, Sydney Town Hall. Featuring Kambala School Orchestra, Mark Grandison.

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