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i hear you, like Rain : for 37 Chromatically Tuned Cowbells

by Caerwen Martin (2021)

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Work Overview

i hear you, like Rain is a minimalist transcription and interpretation of summer rain on a tent as experienced with my children during a coastal camping trip to Walkerville, South Gippsland, Victoria. Rain is an anonymous character that speaks to you through memories of childhood experience. Rewards for deep listening are displaced speech patterns imbedded in the layered melodic and harmonic structures of the work.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: 37 chromatically tuned cowbell set, click track run from central DAW driver through 8 track splitter to 8 x performer headphones. 

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Phasing. Complex rhythm and ensemble integration. Play to click track.

First performance: at Sound Secrets (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Hanson Dyer Hall) on 4 May 2022

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
Minimalist, Steve Reich.

This piece was written for my friends in the Melbourne music community who share-owe a set of 37 chromatically tuned cowbells. Thanks to Daniel Richardson and Prof. Elliott Gyger for their invaluable advice on the score, composition, and all things rain.


Performances of this work

4 May 2022: at Sound Secrets (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Hanson Dyer Hall).

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