Clockwork lemon : percussion
by Stuart Greenbaum (2007)
Performance by Claire Edwardes from the CD Works by Peter Webb, George Palmer, Tom Adeney, Paul Stanhope, Stuart Greenbaum
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This piece is an exploration of rhythmic ratios. Some of these, like 2:3, are standard syncopations but others, such as 5:8, are quite unusual and even sound somewhat 'wrong'. This is the 'lemon' factor. The irony is that in order to capture this essence of 'wrong' they have to be played with clockwork precision, hence the title Clockwork Lemon. Of course, it is also a playful reference to the film, A Clockwork Orange, directed by the late Stanley Kubrick.
Instrumentation: Solo snare drum, hi-hat.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Grade 8
Commission note: This piece was commissioned by Lyn, Tim and Kris Edward as a test piece for the MSO Snare Drum Award coordinated by Robert Cossom.
First performance: 8 Sep 08. Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne
Stuart Greenbaum - Clockwork Lemon perf by Claire Edwardes
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8 Sep 08: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne
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