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Five waves for the other : for alto saxophone and marimba

by Ruth Lee Martin (1995)

Five waves for the other


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Five waves for the other : for alto saxophone and marimba / Ruth Lee Martin.

Library shelf no. 785.5612/MAR 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work is an early work of mine and written at a time when I became fascinated by the idea of a feminine 'voice' through my university studies. I tried to write this work backwards in a sense, ie the work is in five movements and each section begins with a quasi-climax that slowly works itself out. I was greatly inspired by the wonderful poetic writing of French Feminist Helene Cixous and I used some text of hers at the start of each of the movements as kind of mental stimulus for the performance.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, marimba.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced


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