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Monsoon : grand piano, pingpong balls and two performers

by Karlin Greenstreet Love (1990)

Work Overview

Monsoon depicts a rainstorm: waiting in anticipation, the deluge, and the frenzy of life that follows. It features alternative piano techniques such as bouncing ping pong balls on the strings and playing them with a guitar plectrum and with soft mallets. It provides both a timbral and visual feast as the players interact and move around the piano.

Work Details

Year: 1990

Instrumentation: Grand piano (with sostenuto pedal), 50 or more ping pong balls, soft mallets, guitar plectrum.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Requires rhythmic independence with odd meters, and ability to respond improvisationally. Unconventional piano techniques. The 2nd player uses plectrum and mallets inside the piano and does not need to be a proficient pianist.

Written for: Kent Gibbons, Carolynne Dent

First performance: by Carolynne Dent, Kent Gibbons — 1990. 'Avant-Garde after Dark', University of Tasmania, Launceston

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work:
Some material is derived from Indian ragas.

Performances of this work

1990: 'Avant-Garde after Dark', University of Tasmania, Launceston. Featuring Carolynne Dent, Kent Gibbons.

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