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Platinum fox : chamber ensemble

by Cat Hope (2012)

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Performance by Lucas O'Brien, Clare Tunney, Bruce Thompson, Alan Lourens, Louise Devenish, Phil Waldron from the CD Luminosity

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Luminosity : musical treasures from UWA

Library shelf no. CD 2457 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

The platinum fox is a mutant form of the silver fox, it's platinum condition resulting from a dominant mutant gene form arisen spontaneously in many unrelated, geographically scattered fox litters since 1933. This piece explores the idea of small surprises from what seems a given route or outcome, and a fascination with the texture of sound itself when it is simply slid between and away from tempered pitches. The languishing tones and smooth explorations of pitch use profiles and silhouettes of the fox as a point of inspiration. Cat's scores use a scrolling score technique, where the performers read the score in motion on tablet computers. The work is dedicated to my friend Lisa MacKinney. The programming for the score reader is by Lindsay Vickery and Aaron Wyatt.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, double bass, tuba, tubular bells.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — graphic score

Dedication note: Dedicated to Lisa McKinney

Commission note: Commissioned by the University of Western Australia

DOI: 10.26180/5ce35676dbdf5

To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance. The Decibel ScorePlayer is available from the Apple Apps Store.


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