Stories for ocean shells : for cello octet
by Kate Moore (2000)
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This piece, written for an ensemble of lower strings, was inspired by the intricate patterns of silk weaving from the hill tribes of northern Thailand and the way the patterns in the cloth are like patterns found in nature itself. Stories for Ocean Shells (2000) is built upon a recurring cyclical pattern reminiscent of a seashell spiraling around itself, progressively expanding and contracting in circular, rhythmic formations. The intricate tapestry of notes iterates the basic building blocks that form the architectural foundation reminiscent of the structure of a shell. This is outlined by the proportion of the piece, prominently marked by the progression from a dominant harmonic field to the tonic.
Instrumentation: 8 cellos. Can be performed with an optional solo cello.
- Inspired by: Thailand
Performances of this work
9 Mar 2019: at Stories for Ocean Shells (UKARIA Cultural Centre).
28 Aug 2017: at BackStage Music - Ashley Bathgate + the music box project (Creative Space 99). Featuring Ashley Bathgate.
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