On freedom
for violin, guitar and 4-channel audio (or CD)

John Oliver
Composer
John Oliver
Composition Date: 2008
Duration: 00:15:10
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), , Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
“On Freedom” is an essay in sound. We hear the word all the time. But what is freedom? Are you free to walk the streets of your city or town without fear of arbitrary arrest, confinement and torture? Are you entitled to the presumption of innocence and a fair public hearing? Are your conversations with friends and family private? I think the answer is yes for Canadians, but in the United States, the Patriot Act has suspended these freedoms.

Since President Johnson’s invasion of South-east Asia without a declaration of war, the hope for a peaceful future that was expressed in the founding of the United Nations has been betrayed again and again by American governments acting in their own interest as policeman to the world. Resistance by Americans to the wars of their government requires tremendous fortitude. This music is dedicated to them: to their idealism, to their sacrifice, and to their courage.

“On Freedom” was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for Duo46. The work is dedicated to Alan Rinehart.

Premiere Information:
05/04/2008, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Calgary AB: Duo46 (Beth Schneider, violin; Matt Gould, guitar)

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9206 O48on
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), , Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 3, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    32 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 50
    This piece includes a tape part
    violin and guitar parts
    This piece includes a tape part
    tape part
    This piece includes a tape part
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • violin, classical guitar and 4-channel audio
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