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

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Kerry, Gordon: Making Signs 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Making Signs
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2014
  • First performance (venue): 
    The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
  • First performance (performers): 
    Syzergy Ensemble
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Making Signs was composed for Syzygy Ensemble who requested a piece that explored the idea of musical grammar, has no extramusical program. In one movement, it begins with a fragment of melody featuring the cello, which introduces and later, on violin, interrupts a much more active texture of rapid passage work. A slower section fragments a series of simple chords, diverts into some even simpler counterpoint, briefly recalls the opening harmony and concludes with a mosaic of repeated figures that fade to nothing.
    The piece is dedicated to Julian Burnside AO QC and Kate Durham.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
5
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
B-flat
MusiciansInstruments
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Cello
1

 

 

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