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Hollandia : flute and guitar duo

by Christian O'Brien (2012)

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Performance by Laila Engle, Ken Murray from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 72.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 72.

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Work Overview

Inspired by archival footage of telephone switchboard operators. These highly skilled women worked extremely hard with intriguing rhythms to their motions. Hollandia is essentially a response to the dialogue between early analogue technology and human operator.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Flute, classical guitar, with backing track (optional). Guitar with a cutaway recommended.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Some difficult positions on the guitar

Commission note: Commissioned by Dr Ken Murray and Laila Engle

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
New Music, Minimalism, Modal

Performances of this work

2 Nov 14: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC. Featuring Laila Engle, Ken Murray.

13 Dec 2012: at Hollandia - music for guitar and flute (fortyfivedownstairs). Featuring Laila Engle, Ken Murray.

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