Speak : vocal ensemble
by Kirsten Milenko (2019)
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In emptiness we speak.
For those whose words are lost.
'Speak' was composed for the DR Vokal-Ensemblet. The premise behind the work is to create a space within which to be heard. Phonetic illusions blur and open the sense of space as sounds swell and fade as though beneath the surface of water. The sentence as written above is the text for this work and appears as fragments, forming coherency only briefly.
The piece can be performed for 18 vocal soloists as originally written, or for a larger ensemble divided into 18 parts.
Instrumentation: Solo voices (SSSSSAAAATTTTBBBBB), (piano for rehearsal purposes only).
Duration: 8 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to DR VokalEnsemblet
Commission note: Commissioned by DR VokalEnsemblet for Pulsar Festival 2019
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