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Palmer, Juliet: Bout 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Bout
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2010
  • First performance (year): 
    2010
  • First performance (venue): 
    Toronto, Montréal, Edmonton, Fredericton and Vancouver
  • First performance (performers): 
    CONTACT, ECM/Bradyworks, St. Crispin’s Ensemble, Motion Ensemble and Negative Zed
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Bout is inspired by the sport of women’s boxing. In an interview with Canadian boxing pioneer Savoy “Kapow” Howe, I was struck by her detailed demonstration of the inner monologue of a fighter. Melodic and rhythmic material from her words insinuate themselves into the piece, along with referee’s whistles, counts and bells, training routines and the dogged persistence of the fighter.

    Bout: A round at fighting; a contest, match, trial of strength, physical or intellectual.

    Bout was commissioned by CONTACT Contemporary Music for the Six Team League Project through the Ontario Arts Council. The Six Team League project brings together six ensembles and six composers from across the country: ECM+/Bradyworks (Montréal), Motion Ensemble (Moncton, NB), St. Crispin’s Ensemble (Edmonton), CONTACT (Toronto) and Negative Zed (Vancouver).

  • Technical specs: 

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
6
Musicians1st player2nd player
Clarinet
1
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Vibraphone (F3)
Wood Blocks
Other
Keyboard
1
Piano
Other plucked instruments
1
El. Guitar
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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