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

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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

Futrell, Tyler: Brittle Fluid 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Brittle Fluid
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (performers): 
    Telemark Kammerorkester cond. Lars Erik ter Jung
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Brittle Fluid relates, extra-musically, to the description of a frozen waterfall given in Tarjei Vesaas’ novel, The Ice Palace. In that book, a young girl looses her way exploring the small rooms created by it, and succumbs to hypothermia amid hallucinations, prompted by bright light shining in through the icy walls. Making something with such energy static is a feat of nature, and a compositional challenge.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
14
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
8
Viola
3
Cello
2
Double Bass
1
5-string

 

 

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