Longing : for sustaining instruments
by Cat Hope (2011)
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This work uses a graphic score to examine ideas about glissandi and drone. Each instrument has a part that relates to the others in terms of pitch and time but is also self referential to a central 'pitch line'. The tempo is set within an automated score player that enables the performers to keep together. The composers interest in drone music relates to its textural and maximalist tendencies, the way small details that in other music seem insignificant can seem very large when there is not a lot of change in rhythmic or pitch materials. This piece can be interpreted by any 5 instruments.
Instrumentation: Sustaining instruments.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — graphic score
Dedication note: Dedicated to Caitlin Cassidy
Commission note: Commissioned by Decibel New Music.
First performance: 28 Mar 11. Perth Institute of Performing Arts, Western Australia
- In the form/style of: Graphic Notation
Performances of this work
28 Mar 11: Perth Institute of Performing Arts, Western Australia
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