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Clique : clarinet, percussion and accordion

by Damien Ricketson (2013)



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Clique : clarinet, percussion and accordion / Damien Ricketson.

Library shelf no. 785.5613/RIC 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Clique began as part of a larger project under the title The Secret Noise: a cycle of works exploring cultural practices that deliberately shield music from public life. With Clique I was interested in the occurrence of closed musical circles and the use of music as an identity-commodity to advance one's own (and exclude others') social standing. In conceiving the work I was particularly conscious of the West's own chamber music tradition: from its pre-concert function as music heard only by royalty to music exclusively composed and played by groups of friends in private settings. In composing the work I treated an Adagio from one of the Haydn trios (No.97 in D major) as though it were a mysterious foreign script that I imaginatively translated and reconstructed into my own peculiar language featuring an unusual sonic combination of instruments and a highly ornate and microtonal clarinet.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Clarinet, percussion, accordion.

Duration: 10 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Conservatorium of Music.. Commissioned by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Centenary Commissioning Project

First performance: by James Crabb, Jason Noble, Claire Edwardes at Clique (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 13 Apr 2013

Performances of this work

13 Apr 2013: at Clique (Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring James Crabb, Jason Noble, Claire Edwardes.

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