Inner-city counterpoints : for clarinet, viola (or violin), cello and piano
by Nigel Sabin (1989)
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The work was written as part of my residency at the University of Queensland where I was a founding member of Perihelion Ensemble. The piece was given many performances by Perihelion throughout Australia and internationally.
Instrumentation: Clarinet, viola, cello, piano. (Violin can replace viola if no viola available).
Duration: 18 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging
Contents note: I. Arrival -- II. Meditation -- III. Walk/Don't walk -- IV. Flight.
The composer notes:
The work was written as part of my residency at the University of Queensland shortly after I arrived there. I had previously worked in Sydney with Vincent Plush's Magpie Musicians and was exposed to a great deal of Sydney-centric Australian music and musical thinking as part of that experience. Aspects of that experience are reflected in the approachable style and good humour of this piece.
Performances of this work
13 Sep 2019: at Inner-City Counterpoints (Recital Hall East).
25 May 2012: at Collusion at the Commercial RD Chamber Music Series (Theme and Variations Piano Showroom (Newstead QLD)). Featuring Collusion.
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