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The Colours of memory : for orchestra, electric bass guitar and drum kit

by Richard Vella (2019)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.


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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

Library shelf no. CD 3141 [Available for loan]

Colours of memory


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Work Overview

The Colours of Memory explores various contrapuntal variations based on the flute's opening two bar pattern (bars 7 & 8). This two bar pattern, with its implied syncopation, was accessed from a Garage Band archive of instrumental audio samples. As well as utilising invertible and retrograde counterpoint, the work capitalises on implied counterpoint as a result of the timbral interplay with the other instruments.

Work Details

Year: 2019

Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, soprano saxophone, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, French horn, vibraphone, piano, drum kit (acoustic or sampled), strings (no double basses), electric bass guitar.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced


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Jul 21.

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