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Population pressure : flute and guitar duo

by Derek Strahan (1963)

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Performance by Derek Strahan from the CD Dangerous by moonlight

Dangerous by moonlight


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Dangerous by moonlight : music by Australian composers.

Library shelf no. CD 1279 [Available for loan]

Population pressure


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Population pressure : for flute/piccolo and guitar / by Derek Strahan.

Library shelf no. 785.4412/STR 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

'Population Pressure' is a musical metaphor for a 'birth clock', a popular gimmick whose relentless digital count numbers each addition to our planet's human population. Like a law of physics the main theme remains unchanged. Sub-motifs grow out of each other and replicate leading to unending accumulation. The Coda suggests a possibility outcome of this process.

Work Details

Year: 1963

Instrumentation: Flute/piccolo, guitar.

Duration: 3 min.

Difficulty: Medium

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