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The surge, the sounds, the pull : for orchestra

by Anthony Lyons (2007)

surge, the sounds, the pull


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The surge, the sounds, the pull : for orchestra / Anthony Lyons.

Library shelf no. 784.2/LYO 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Surge, The Sounds, The Pull takes its title and broad inspiration from a painting by the Australian artist John Firth-Smith. Much of Firth-Smith's work is abstract in nature and tends to suggest worlds of swirling water, wind, sail boats, rope, rusty iron and primordial forces bound up in shapes, textures, rhythms and figures like spirals. The painting suggested a number of sonic impressions and concepts related to 'surge' and 'pull'. These implant themselves upon the structure and feel of the piece through dynamic and textural contrast, and in some sections the use of close delay or ripple-like imitation techniques between instrumental parts.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, timpani, percussion (1 player), strings.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly — 11 Sep 07. Iwaki Auditorium ABC Centre, Southbank, Melbourne


Performances of this work

11 Sep 07: Iwaki Auditorium ABC Centre, Southbank, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly.

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