Inundation
for clarinet, viola, percussion, and tape

Composition Date: 2004
Duration: 00:10:30
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Viola
Programme Note:
This is a collaborative work with visual projection that focuses on the idea of water. Water is present in its various forms (rain, waves, drips, etc.) in the tape part, but also as an abstract entity in the live trio, with its capability of being both static and full of motion. There is a relaxed dynamic between the tape and the trio, with the tape part overpowering the trio between the small sections that comprise the work. These sections seem unrelated yet they gradually connect throughout the work with a common sentiment of yearning that is never fulfilled, and also by increasingly related material. The roles of the tape and trio are blurred by both the tape using sound from acoustic instruments, and by the trio using amplified unconventional sounds. The piece changes when the trio matches the instrumental sounds of the tape part. The two elements come together for the first time at the climax of the piece. After this, the tape disappears to the background while the trio, at last, manages to bring a nostalgic resolution to the constant longing throughout the work. Written for the Newfoundland Sound Symposium, 2004, for performance by:
Meduse
Glockenspiel
Suspended Cymbal
Wind Chimes
Bamboo Chimes
Conga
Tibetan Singing Bowl
Wine Glass – G, or substitute singing bowl if pitch is appropriate to tape part (use beater around outside of bowl for continuous sound)
Vibraphone – or if smaller setup desired, substitute glockenspiel

Premiere Information:
St. John's, Newfoundland
Newfoundland Sound Symposium
2004
Meduse

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9253 R521in
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Chamber Ensemble (2-9 Performers), Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 10, 2014
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (18 p.) ;
    18 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 24
    This piece includes a tape part
    3 parts ([24] p.) ;
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    This piece includes a tape part
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