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

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de la Cour, Adam: 15 Small Anatomic Stumps 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Commissioned by the music concert series, 840. This is the second in a series of what i call musical ‘Frankensteins’, in which I’ve taken slivers of material from a selection of my earlier works and grafted them together to create a new musical form. Rather than sheer laziness, the process is an exercise in economy. The overarching concept is influenced by galvanism, the 18th Century method of animating dissected animals with an electrical current, as mentioned in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Removed from their original musical bodies, the slivers are treated as dissected body parts to be re-purposed and re-animated. This is represented in the overall form of the piece; 15 stumps, each constructed from multiple musical donors, fleetingly animated as independent, ‘organic’ objects, separated and ‘viewed’ as cuts on a surgeon’s operating table.

  • Technical specs: 

    15 Small Anatomic Stumps
    Technical Rider
    Violin
    Cello
    Piano
    Music stands and something for each performer to sit on.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
3
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Cello
1

 

 

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