amok (as a syndrome)
for large wind ensemble

Bekah Simms
Compositeur
Bekah Simms
Date de composition : 2016
Date de révision : 2017
Durée: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Harmonie
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Notes de programme :
Syndrome: A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition Amok: …often described as a culture-bound (or culture-specific) syndrome, which is a psychological condition whose manifestation is strongly shaped by cultural factors…“amok as a syndrome” came from a simple prompt: “write something you like.” After a number of compositional endeavours exploring a myriad of styles and influences, “amok” returns to stylistic tendencies that are near and dear to me, and takes an obvious cue from my favourite composer, the late great Fausto Romitelli. I come from a listening background rich in heavy, messy, and distorted music, so it only makes sense that Romitelli’s music would have such a hold on me. Influenced by acid rock and heavily psychedelic music, his music combines the best of two disparate but surprisingly compatible genres: stoner rock and post-spectralism. “amok as a syndrome” is very tangibly related to Romitelli’s 1991 piece “amok koma” – its opening is almost identical. However, seeing as the original piece is scored for a small chamber ensemble with electronics, this piece exists in a very different sonic landscape, sharing signs (symptoms) with the original that correlate to a shared musical influence (condition). Romitelli’s piece shared a name with a 1980s punk album, so it only makes sense that my title would also integrate the name of the original. Interestingly, “to run amok” is a common expression that actually refers to behaviour that has been classified as a “culture-specific explosive behavioral disorder” related to psychopathic violence. Musically, the piece alternates between grungy, chaotic sections and more subdued, lyrical moments. The opening figure produces the majority of the material, especially the intervallic content, with minor thirds and seconds playing a major role. It also generates a type of 10 note scale with the conspicuous absence of D

Renseignements sur la création :
19 March 2016, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
University of Toronto Wind Ensemble, Gillian Mackay; cond.

INFOS SUR LE CATALOGUE :

  • Cote:
  • MI 1800 S5925am
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Concert Band / Large Wind Ensembles
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • June 6, 2016
  • Type:
  • Partition, inédite
  • Description physique :
  • Score
    21 pages
    Hauteur: 43 cm
    Largeur: 28 cm
    Nombre total de pages des parties: 68
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :

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