Jupiter Moon Menace
for quintet

Nicole Lizée
Composer
Nicole Lizée
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:05:30
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Saxophone
  • 1 x Drum
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Double bass
Programme Note:
Inspired by the 1950s and 60s sci-fi aesthetic, Jupiter Moon Menace is an attempt to musically convey some of the iconography and semiotics of that period. It references films dealing with themes such as time travel, technology (and what that technology would like and act like), and the implications of life outside of our terrestrial boundaries. The imagined reality of those filmic worlds is defined both by an often idealistic vision of the future and by a now quaint but fascinating visual style: smooth curves and clean white lines coupled with analog, binary systems.

Dr. Heywood Floyd's sleek black attire and the white jumpsuits of the Ultra-Violence posse give a glimpse into the style of the future. One, a natural extension of 60s Mod fashion; the other, a twisted tip of the bowler hat to a time when the tyranny of couture would cease, replaced by a common utilitarian jumpsuit. Spaceships and other modes of conveyance share a sparse, nordic cleanliness, as does Korova bar-eerily lit and ghastly in its hyper stylishness. Other themes emerge: the mad scientist whose keen intellect invariably clashes with the mere mortal minds that surround him; artificial intelligence in the form of computers or robots, threatening to replace or supercede man's position in the hierarchy of the known universe.

Nicole Lizée
Montréal 2001

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8557 L789jup
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboard(s) / Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 18, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (ix, 49 p.) ;
    58 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour Saxophone alto, guitare électrique, contrebasse (amplifiée), batterie, piano rhodes.
    Batterie: Ride cymbal, hi-hat, snare drum, kick drum.
    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec.


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