Tripod
for vertically spatialized chamber orchestra

Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:12:30
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Brass / Percussion

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Percussion
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Programme Note:
Tripod was composed for a concert at the Vancouver Art Gallery, presented by Redshift Music Society, along with the Canadian Music Centre, and the Canadian League of Composers. The concert was organized to showcase the work of three emerging BC composers: Elizabeth Knudson, James O’Callaghan, and Chistopher Reiche, all of whom were accepted into the CMC/CLC’s inaugural Young Composers Mentorship Programme.Tripod was written to accompany the VAG’s Surrealist exhibit, “The Colour of My Dreams”. Just as the Surrealist movement set out to explore the unconscious mind (mind’s eye), I was imagining this work unfolding through the aperture (eye) of the camera. Several photographic/filmic devices were employed, including focus, pan, dissolve, solarization, and extreme close-up, as well as use of bold chords (creating the “positive” and “negative” of an image). Morse code also makes an appearance, spelling out the letters “Y” (why?), and “E-Y-E”. The musical saw adds an otherworldly vocal layer to the music.

Premiere Information:
7 June 2011, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Redshift Music Society

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8870 K741tri
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Brass / Percussion
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 17, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (18 p.);
    18 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 43
    8 parts ([43] p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: Redshift Music Society/Canadian Music Centre (BC Region)/Canadian League of Composers
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