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Longing : for sustaining instruments

by Cat Hope (2011)



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Longing : for sustaining instruments / Cat Hope.

Library shelf no. 785/HOP 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2011

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

DOI 10.26180/5ceb453361978


Performances of this work

19 Nov 2016: at Partial Phase (Paddington Uniting Church). Featuring the music box project.

28 Mar 11: Perth Institute of Performing Arts, Western Australia

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