The Lowest drawer : electroacoustic
by Cat Hope (2013)
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Performance by Decibel from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.
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The three instruments in this piece trigger sine tones that duplicate the pitch each instrument plays at particular moments in the piece. These tones, from 13 different pick up points, gradually build to a 13-note chord, which will be different each time the piece is played. The tones draw only pitch - all texture is stripped away and the sine tone continue the trajectory until the end of the peice. The score is proportional, but the player chooses which pitch to play in each iteration, meaning a different cluster will be formed each time. As with many of Cat's works, the piece descends lower in pitch as it unfolds, ending in the lowest range (drawer) of each instrument.
Instrumentation: Cello, bass flute, bass clarinet and electronics.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Graphic score
Written for: Decibel
Commission note: For Decibel new music ensemble
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc assocaited with this work:
Experimental New Music, Graphic Notation, Animated Notation, electroacoustic. Influences: Alvin Lucier, Elaine Radigue, Giacinto Scelsi.
To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.
- In the form/style of: Experimental music
Performances of this work
3 May 2019: at 10 at 10 Melbourne Edition: Metropolis New Music Festival 2019 (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Decibel.
8 Dec 13: DIG Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia. Featuring Decibel.
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