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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Bennett, Ed: Freefalling 

 

 

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    In 2012 the Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the world freefall record by jumping out of a tiny capsule from an altitude of somewhere around 39 kilometres. As he hurtled towards the Earth’s surface he reached a speed of 1357 km and in doing so, he travelled faster than the speed of sound. The awe inspiring images of Baumgartner jumping from this little seat high above our planet’s surface astounded people around the world, myself included. The majority of us do our best to avoid falling over but Felix was determined to do it in style.
    As I watched him jump on my television screen I was both exhilarated and terrified; why would anyone do such a thing? Why not I suppose, some people collect stamps or write music to vent their frustrations. It reminded me of the falling dreams I often had as a kid, where somehow I was falling towards Earth and would always wake up in a sweat just before I hit the ground (someone told me once that if you actually did hit the ground in the dream you would die in real life!). These dreams where the closest I would ever get to Felix’s experience.
    The music in ‘Freefalling’ was partially inspired by feelings of falling, flying, floating and travelling at uncontrollably high speeds.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
74
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
Piccolo
C
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
E-flat soprano
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
2
Tenor
Tenor
Bass
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Bongos
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
11
Cello
8
Double Bass
2
4-string
4-string

 

 

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