Metric Leisure for Orchestra : orchestra
by Christian O'Brien (2009)
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Performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 91.
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This piece was
inspired by a documentary about people who live their life
according to metric time. I was fascinated by the strength of
commitment these people had to an idea that was so strongly set
against the status quo. Metric time enthusiasts view time almost
as a religion that guides their life. For the opening of this
piece I have used irregular bars to represent the competing
metric and imperial times eventually with the metric time
prevailing. After which the piece is divided into four segments.
The first three being Leisure, Love and Work. The final segment
is a combination of all three representing the struggle of
organizing one's life under any sort of formal rule including
Instrumentation: 2 flutes (piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, timpani, percussion (2 players), strings (10.8.6.4.2).
Duration: 7 min.
First performance: by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — 20 Apr 07. Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Modern, Quirky, Film Music
Recorded at Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne as part of MSO University of Melbourne composers workshop
- Influenced by: Film & TV Music
Performances of this work
20 Apr 07: Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
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