Black eels (septets: electronics, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind)
by Cat Hope (2012)
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Library shelf no. 785.299417/HOP 1 [Available for loan]
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.
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:
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- In the form/style of: Graphic Notation
Performances of this work
15 Dec 12: Studio 228, ABC, Sydney
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