Perto Do Ar : (Close to Air)
by Simon James Phillips (2014)
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'Perto do Ar' (transl. Close to
Air) is a 50 minute immersive composition for brass sextet
that uses spatialisation and a very resonant acoustic to create
an amazing work rich in complex overtones and sound colour. At
particular points during the performance, members of the ensemble
move around the audience making full use of the directional
possibilities for this expansive work.
The work was premiered on the 1st of November, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. This important date is the anniversary of the Great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 as well as being All Saints Day. It was premiered in the magnificent Panteão Nacional, where many of Portugal's most important figures are buried.
Instrumentation: Brass Sextet.
Duration: 50 min.
Commission note: Produced by Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon with the generous assistance of the Australia Council of the Arts.
Performances of this work
1 Nov 14: Panteão Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal.
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