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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

Skipworth, Lachlan: Dark nebulae 

 

 

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    Dark nebulae are vast clouds of atomic dust found in the far reaches of outer space, their density blocking even light from passing through. This piece evokes the physical
    sensation of these colossal masses as they drift about, slowly twisting, stretching and colliding with each other. To do this, each saxophone plays almost exclusively multiphonics, whereby using an unconventional fingering, a thick and complex chord of several pitches at the same time is created. From eerie glowing consonances to
    grating dissonances, these multiphonics are layered and overlapped throughout the piece. Through the interplay between chords, one can hear wisps of translucent cloud
    strands, shrouded shapes moving imperceptibly, and surges of impenetrable blackness.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Saxophone
4
Alto
Alto

 

 

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