Pieces for String Quartet and Drum Machines (string quartets with electronics)
by Andrée Greenwell (1989)
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This collection marks my first forays in colliding classical instrumentations with commercially available eletronic instruments.
String Quartet studies #1,2 and Drum Machine Studies #1,2 were composed as part of my Post Graduate Diploma in Composition at the VCA . An Enthusiastic Overture, Wonderful Dancing Partners and Twisted were composed following the studies, and the seven pieces were used in a choreography by Belinda Saltmarsh for Australian Dance Theatre.
Instrumentation: 2 Violins, viola, cello, Yamaha RX11 drum machine.
Duration: 22 min.
Contents note: 1. An Enthusiastic Overture -- 2. String Quartet Study #1 -- 3. Drum Machine Study #1 -- 4. Wonderful Dancing Partners -- 5. String Quartet Study #2 -- 6. Twisting Tongues.
First performance: by Belinda Saltmarsh — 22 Mar 89. 'Twisted', Australian Dance Theatre, Balcony Theatre, Adelaide SA
‘String Quartet studies #1,2’ and ‘Drum Machine Studies #1,2’ were composed as part of the composer's Post Graduate Diploma in Composition at the VCA.
‘An Enthusiastic Overture’, ‘Wonderful Dancing Partners’ and ‘Twisted’ were composed following the studies, and the seven pieces were used
in a choreography by Belinda Saltmarsh for Australian Dance Theatre.
The score for Drum Machine Study #2 Score is lost.
Performances of this work
22 Mar 89: 'Twisted', Australian Dance Theatre, Balcony Theatre, Adelaide SA. Featuring Belinda Saltmarsh.
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