Up and down dubstep

Laura Sgroi
Laura Sgroi
Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:08:58
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Percussion, Keyboard(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified electronic
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Programme Note:
“Dubstep” is a recent trend in electronic dance music that uses samples from many different genres. The distinctive features of “Dubstep” music are rhythmic syncopation and a low-frequency “wooble bass” – an extended bass note oscillated and rhythmically manipulated, usually into tuplets. Up and Down Dubstep explores the blending of live acoustic performers (piano and percussion) and electronic sounds. The opening section of Up and Down Dubstep is driven by the live acoustic performers. The piano provides the rhythmic pulse and the percussion responds with similar rhythms and sound effects, while the audio playback (electronic sounds) responds to the rhythm of the piano and percussion by adding different layers of sound. The steady rhythmic pulse ceases following an explosion, as the performers begin to imitate the audio playback with the superposition of both traditional and modern styles of music.

Premiere Information:
Bradyworks Series, Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur
9 Nov 2011
Beverley Johnston, percussion; Pamela Reimer, piano


  • Call Number:
  • MI 9231 S576up
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Percussion, Keyboard(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 8, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (33 p.) ;
    33 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: Italian
  • Additional Information:
  • Text (in audio recording part) by Giovacchino Forzano
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