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The instant burst of clamour (quartets: flute, clarinet, percussion, piano)

by Alan Lawrence (2015)

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Performance by Kupka's Piano from the CD Braneworlds

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Braneworlds / Kupka's Piano.

Library shelf no. CD 2914 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

This is a short virtuosic chamber work which was to some extent suggested to the composer by reflections on the First Players speech from Shakespeare's Hamlet act 2 scene 2. The music reflects both the violence and the tragedy of bereavement that are portrayed within the speech. Naturally these reflections in the music exist at a notional level and the music in no way parallels or mimics the Shakespearean text.

Work Details

Year: 2015

Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kupka's Piano

Commission note: Commissioned by Kupka's Piano.

First performance: by Kupka's Piano at QSO Current (State Library of Queensland) on 16 May 2015

The composer has noted the following about this work:
Atonal with some metrical complexities

Performances of this work

7 Oct 2016: at Tautologies, Transitions, Translations (The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts). Featuring Kupka's Piano.

16 May 2015: at QSO Current (State Library of Queensland). Featuring Kupka's Piano.

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