Astrolabe, Coeur de Lion (duos: trumpet, keyboard)
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2018)
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Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey, Simon Reade from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 106.
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"I'm never going to get the chance to head butt that c*nt again - so I seized the moment." With these immortal words, Astro Labe aka DJ Funknuckl recalled spontaneously headbutting someone infamous. The joy engendered by this long-overdue act reverberated around Australia and has now become legendary. This short piece seeks to capture some of the energy, larrikin humour and courage of Astro Labe, who accomplished what so many had only dreamed of doing.
Instrumentation: Electric piano, synthesizer, trumpet in C.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuosic, some multi tasking required.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Astro Labe
Commission note: Commissioned by MONA, Hobart
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
1960s cop show soundtracks, Spike Jones, The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart.
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