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Kuklinski's dream : for carving knives, bass clarinet, 2 strings and electronics

by Cat Hope (2001, this version: 2010)

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Performance by Decibel New Music from the CD Disintegration: Mutation

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Library shelf no. CD 2162 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece attempt to depict an atmosphere that may reflect the final moments experienced by the victims of notorious New York Mafia hit man Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski (1935-­2006). The tools of his trade establish a texture in this work that is then mirrored and juxtaposed by more traditional musical instruments. Excerpts of Kuklinski's signature, taken at the time of his imprisonment, are used as notation in some parts of the score.

Work Details

Year: 2001, this version: 2010

Instrumentation: Bass clarinet, cello, viola, 3 carving knives and electronics.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Golden Fur

Commission note: Commissioned by Golden Fur.

First performance: by Golden Fur — 11 Mar 10. Melbourne Recital Centre

DOI: 10.26180/5cdcd418894a1.

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Performances of this work

Unknown date: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and The Soundfield Studio, Perth. Featuring Decibel New Music.

20 Jun 11: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Featuring Decibel New Music.

11 Mar 10: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Golden Fur.

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