Emphysema feathered his appetites (duos: bass clarinet, marimba with live electronics)
by Kitty Xiao (2020)
Performance by Transient Canvas from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 121.
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Library shelf no. CD 3142 [Available for loan]
The work is inspired by Australian artist Dale Frank's series of paintings of the same name. The series of paintings offers the viewer "a portal to another place; a place that transcends the physical to encompass the psychological." For me, the paintings offer a place of wild imagination, a portal in which fears can be relinquished, and hunger can be replenished. Yet the paintings for me also showed me an introspective loneliness and sadness. I was interested in exploring polar states of interior and exterior. I wanted to create sounds which flowed between these two states, between solid and liquid, and colours which mixed and dripped into one another like the colours on the canvas.
Instrumentation: Bass clarinet, marimba & electronics.
Duration: 7 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by the Red Note New Music Festival
First performance: by Transient Canvas — 12 Feb 20. Red Note New Music Festival, Kemp Recital Hall, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois USA
The electronics are to be performed with a click track for fixed media playback with stereo speakers.
- Inspired by: Visual arts works
Performances of this work
12 Feb 20: Red Note New Music Festival, Kemp Recital Hall, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois USA. Featuring Transient Canvas.
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