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End credits : for mixed ensemble

by Katherine Rawlings (2005)

Work Overview

End Credits was written for the film "red lips and yellow", a short silent film by German director Iris Heller. The film captures a series of dream-motives into a culmination of fragments and sequences, memories and experiences. The initial concepts (possible content) for the film were: garden, lion, corset women playing cards, water, bird, dance/waltz, death, children and flying. The film includes a series of musical compositions (both notated and improvised) that were based largely on descriptions of concepts rather than images. "Water", "dance" and "music box" were the concepts initially chosen as a focus for the composition of short pieces of music for the film. In the End Credits, all the separate pieces composed for the individual concepts (Water, Dance and Lullaby) are brought together and consolidated into a single piece of music.

The film "red lips and yellow" was first screened on the 20th of July 2005 at the University of Technology, Sydney and was selected for the Golden Eye Award (2005) in the categories of Screen Music/Composition, Animation, Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Design.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Flute, glockenspiel, piano, violin, cello.

Duration: 2 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Fairly easy. Contains double stopping in the string parts. AMEB 4th or 5th grade level

Commission note: Commissioned by German film director Iris Heller and written for the film "red lips and yellow".

First performance: 20 Jul 05. Premiere screening of "red lips and yellow", University of Technology, Sydney

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Film music, Chopin, playful, thematic, emotive


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