Mount demographic
for 20 out-of-tune pianos

Graham Flett
Composer
Graham Flett
Composition Date: 2007
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, Three or More Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 20 x Piano
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Programme Note:
The instruments were essentially treated like found objects. Their relative out-of-tuneness was exploited in this particular composition to create a unique musical ensemble. It should be noted that this piece references my musical affinity and experience playing Javanese Gamelan. While there is no direct quotation from any particular piece of music from this repertoire, there is at least several characteristics that are clear associations to this musical tradition.
Musicians were able to play together by using a system known as ‘silent-disco’. This system is a radio-controlled apparatus that sent an audio file to 20 different pairs of headphones. By wearing these headphones the performers were able to hear the same conducting-track and could then therefore play together in time within a large spatial area. It should also be noted that because of this system as well as the way in which the performance was organized it was possible to put this piece together with only 3 rehearsals using a delightful mix of professional and amateur musicians.

Premiere Information:
June 2007, Eindhoven, NL

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 2140 F615mo
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, Three or More Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 18, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (20 p.) ;
    20 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:

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