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Bestiary (piano with live electronics)

by Kate Moore (2016)



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Bestiary : piano and track / Kate Moore.

Library shelf no. 786.2/MOO 10 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Bestiary is a sonic compendium of grotesque imaginary beasts, that float between heaven and hell. Epic and symbolic animals that are animated in music, twisting and twining around each other, writhing and seething in knotted ornaments with pulsating bodies of skin, fur, scales, feathers, hair, beaks, teeth, claws and nostrils. Drawing you in, they peep around the corner and look at you up and down as they guard the shadows with ferocious jealousy.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Piano and quadraphonic or stereo playback.

Duration: 14 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Zubin Kanga with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: by Zubin Kanga at Cyborg Pianist (Richard Gill Auditorium, WAAPA) on 4 Oct 2016

Performances of this work

20 May 2017: at Kate Moore: Herz Cycle (Orgel Park). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

22 Oct 2016: at Cyborg Pianist (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Zubin Kanga, Benjamin Carey.

11 Oct 2016: at Zubin Kanga - Cyborg Pianist (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

4 Oct 2016: at Cyborg Pianist (Richard Gill Auditorium, WAAPA). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

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