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

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Molloy, Ryan: Ogham 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    [Abridged from full note available within score] Ogham stones have always fascinated me. I
    remember learning the ogham alphabet – a system of notches and horizontal or diagonal lines –
    for a project at school many years ago and there was something about the primæval, almostvisceral nature of these monuments that struck me. The dual- or triple-faced nature of the stones
    and their messages, running up one side, then down another, all carried by carefully hewn
    wounds… This piece is not a representation of an ogham stone but it does bear some
    characteristics that may have been influenced by them; at times monolithic, at times dark, earthy,
    other times boldly stating – “this is my bit of the world!”. The multi-faceted nature of the stones is
    reflected in the simple dialectic in the work: a pattern of ametrical quartal chords (heard at the
    beginning) pitted against strongly modal, rhythmic ostinati. These two characters cycle around
    each other, taking slightly different forms each time before fading into the distance, into the silence
    that these monolithic messengers have stood in for hundreds, almost thousands of years.

  • Technical specs: 

    • Orchestra (full instrument list in score if required)

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