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Cole, Amanda: Ecliptica 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Ecliptica
  • Subtitle: 
    for string quartet and freeze pedals
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Cell Block Theatre, Sydney AUSTRALIA
  • First performance (performers): 
    The Noise string quartet
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Ecliptica is an atmospheric piece made from the natural harmonics occurring on the open strings of each instrument. Freeze pedals are used to sustain harmonics, which create layered drones. Although Ecliptica is metrically played to a strict polyrhythmic grid of layered tempos, the sounds produced are often fragile and unpredictable, giving the piece a free and ephemeral sound.

  • Technical specs: 

    - 4x Freeze pedals (one Freeze Pedal for each player).
    - 4 individual click tracks will be provided by the composer - Each player needs a discreet set of black headphones to listen to their individual click track.
    - Computer with software able to play 4 tracks at once for the click tracks ie Pro Tools, Cubase, Max MSP.
    - Audio box from the computer to play 4 simultaneous and individual click tracks. Headphones could plug into the audio box.
    - Reverb for the live performance.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
19
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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