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Moriarty, James: Sounding Space 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Sounding Space
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Sounding Space is written so as to be performable by any collection of high and low instruments. The piece explores the world of ambient music through a fragile and constantly shifting soundscape. Performers are placed around the audience and invited to move through the piece at their own speed by repeating a series of short melodic ideas. The gradual unfolding of the music is punctuated by occasional moments of sudden contrast, prompting a shift in the listener’s aural perspective. It is hoped that the resultant music provides a reflective sonic space for performers and audience alike.

  • Technical specs: 

    As this piece is written for a flexible instrumentation, it can be made to suit any combination of high and low instruments, including those specified in the application guidelines. I would suggest the following ensemble of 8 players: flute, oboe, clarinet, tenor saxophone, trombone (muted throughout), percussion (vibraphone – slow motor), violin, double bass. These instruments would need to be placed around the hall. Keeping the bass instruments in a central location is often effective.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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