Time and Tide : Echoes of Sydney Harbour : for brass trio, percussion and fixed media
by Miriama Young (2018)
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Performance by Sydney Symphony Fellows from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 106.
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Time and Tide: Echoes of Sydney Harbour : for brass trio, percussion and fixed media / Miriama Young.
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In this work harbour field recordings ancient and modern entwine with live acoustic from brass and percussion to evoke the sounds of Sydney Harbour across the passage of time. The piece re-imagines the historical soundworld of Sydney Harbour, and as described by the patron, Dr Janet Merewether in her initial brief for the project. Tempe Merewether, to whom the piece is dedicated, had a deep love of music, and a long connection with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and its Fellows. The piece celebrates her life, and captures the movement of the Harbour tide that transcends lifetimes.
The work was commissioned for the Sydney Symphony Fellows by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with the generous assistance of Dr Janet Merewether in memory of her mother, Tempe Merewether OAM. The composer acknowledges additional support from The University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
Instrumentation: Trumpet in Bb, French horn, tenor trombone, percussion (1 player), fixed media (stereo audio playback).
Duration: 11 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Percussion part is medium-hard challenging, and very active. Brass are medium challenge.
Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Symphony Orchestra for performance by Sydney Symphony Fellows.. Commissioned with the generous assistance of Dr Janet Merewether in memory of her mother, Tempe Merewether OAM.
First performance: by Sydney Symphony Fellows at SSO Fellows: Mozart, Wagner, Young - Cocktail Hour (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room) on 22 Sep 2018
The composer notes the following styles, genres and influences etc associated with the work:
Fixed media track features an imagined soundscape of Sydney Harbour across the past century, which plays alongside the evocations of fog horns and dance-like rhythms in the brass instrumentalists.
The composer acknowledges additional support from the University of Melbourne Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
Performances of this work
22 Sep 2018: at SSO Fellows: Mozart, Wagner, Young - Cocktail Hour (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Sydney Symphony Fellows.
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