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Gili Mimpang : for classical guitar quartet

by Ian Seaborn (2018)

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Performance by Opal Guitar Quartet from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 116.

Library shelf no. CD 3107 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Gili Mimpang is a group of small islands about a kilometre off the north east coast of Bali. It is on the edge of the Lombok Strait, a narrow but quite deep stretch of water. Cool upward current maintain pristine reefs and abundant sea life making it a popular scuba diving and snorkelling spot.This piece describes the the composer's emotions while snorkelling in a gentle swell, observing schools of Oriental Sweetlips and Fusiliers and a multitude of marine creatures including his favourite, the juvenile Emperor Angelfish. The middle section depicts the times when the weather suddenly turns nasty and the islands are battered by waves, forcing visitors back to the boat. The squalls can pass as quickly as they start and one can return to snorkelling.

Work Details

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: 4 guitars.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Fast scale and arpeggio passages

Dedication note: Dedicated to Caleb, Dylan, James and Emanuel

Commission note: Commissioned by Opal Guitar Quartet.

First performance: by Opal Guitar Quartet at Opal Guitar Quartet (Carclew House, Kaurna Country) on 6 Dec 2019


Performances of this work

10 Jan 2020: at Sydney Guitar Summer School (Packer Theatre, Ascham School). Featuring Opal Guitar Quartet.

6 Dec 2019: at Opal Guitar Quartet (Carclew House, Kaurna Country). Featuring Opal Guitar Quartet.

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