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Miss Fortune X : chamber ensemble

by Cat Hope (2012)

Audio Sample

Performance by Decibel from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.

Ephemeral Rivers


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Ephemeral Rivers : chamber works / Cat Hope.

Library shelf no. CD 2882 [Available for loan]

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 42.

Library shelf no. CD 2519 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Miss Fortune X is the name of a radio controlled model airplane my father built and flew several iterations of throughout his lifetime. The work uses segments of the base plan as a guide for the construction of the score, and in more detail, the piano part, where an ebow and roughened plectrums are used to alter the timbre of the instrument. The original plan, from a magazine, had been copied and resized many times over many years, creating a layer of visual noise in later copies which is also included as musical material for the work. The piece continues my explorations of drone and glissandi, and the sonic colour of radio static, which carries a new metaphorical meaning in this work. It is dedicated to Douglas Campbell Hope (1936 - 2012).

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: am hand-held radio, viola, cello, piano, percussion.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — graphic score

First performance: by Decibel — 3 Dec 12. WA Museum, Perth


Performances of this work

3 Dec 12: WA Museum, Perth. Featuring Decibel.

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