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

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Briggs, Roger: Jitterbug 

 

 

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    Jitterbug was written for Milica Jelača Jovanović and premiered by her on May 30, 2015. The Jitterbug was a dance popular in the early 20th century United States and is often considered part of the “swing”movement. The lyrics of a 1934 recording of “Call of the Jitterbug” by Cab Calloway establish a strong relationship between the dance and alcohol consumption: If you'd like to be a jitter bug, First thing you must do is get a jug, Put whiskey, wine and gin within, And shake it all up and then begin. Grab a cup and start to toss, You are drinking jitter sauce! Don't you worry, you just mug, And then you'll be a jitter bug! I imagined a pianist who has the “jitters” or “heebie jeebies” and I used an abundance of ever-changing quintuplet rhythms to create the effect of “the shakes”. The work is light-hearted and nervy, producing the effect of “not quite being in control”… but in truth, it takes an enormous amount of control to sound on the edge and be a “jitterbug”.

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