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Bergman, Katherine: Dream Machine 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Dream Machine
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, USA
  • First performance (performers): 
    Gustavus Wind Orchestra, directed by James Patrick Miller
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The meaning behind Dream Machine is two-fold. In one sense, the title suggests the brain is a “dream machine,” generating odd, otherworldly landscapes when neural activity reaches a certain state. Simultaneously, it refers to a physical art piece designed by artist Brion Gysin called the “Dreamachine.” The Dreamachine is a phonograph-driven stroboscope described as "the first art object to be seen with the eyes closed" and is intended to affect the viewer's brain alpha wave activity. Whether the “machine” is the sculpture, the brain, the music itself, or all of the above is open to interpretation.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
26
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
1
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
Saxophone
4
Alto
Tenor
Bassoon
1
Bassoon
Horn (F)
3
Trumpet
4
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Euphonium
1
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Tom-Toms
Other

 

 

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