PRTZL : for two opposing keyboards
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2018)
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Performance by Michael Kieran Harvey from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 106.
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This work is a whimsical physical exploration of Max Weber's notion of the "iron cage" of capitalism, where the keyboard player is tied up in knots trying to find a way out of the configuration of opposing keyboards. Needless to say, an exit is not found; the music simply stops abruptly.
PRTZL is dedicated to Craig Mackie, a refugee advocate, barrister and solicitor based in Hobart, who represented Astro Labe. This piece is the companion piece to Astro Labe, Coeur de Lion (2018), and was premiered at Mona, Hobart on 17/11/2018.
Instrumentation: Grand piano, electric piano, drum sequencer or drum machine.
Duration: 3 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — virtuosic, some multi tasking required
Dedication note: Dedicated to Craig Mackie
Commission note: Commissioned by Museum of Old and New Art.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Electro-acoustic conceptual music.
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