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Black eels (septets: electronics, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind)

by Cat Hope (2012)

Work Overview

This piece is an investigation into the different qualities of noise possible from instruments in a small ensemble. Using the anology of electrified water snakes and their trajectories as a source for the graphic score, the piece is a series of interlocking motives that contrast the fluid movement of these animals with the turbulence their movement creates. The work is dedicated to Austin Buckett, whose pianism influenced the structure of that part, and composer Peter Ablinger, noise champion. It was premiered at Studio 228, at the ABC in Sydney.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: 2 turntables, snare drum, 2 flutes, piano and guitar.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — graphic score

Dedication note: Dedicated to Austin Buckett

Commission note: Commissioned by Austin Buckett.

First performance: 15 Dec 12. Studio 228, ABC, Sydney

The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Peter Ablinger

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.

DOI: 10.26180/5ce3534d4e395


Performances of this work

15 Dec 12: Studio 228, ABC, Sydney

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