Ice sculptures
for violin, cello and marimba

Composition Date: 2005
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Marimba
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Ice Sculptures is essentially a study in colour and texture. The violin and cello parts are like an eye, traveling slowly over the surface of a sculpted piece of ice, and taking in the subtle transformative effects of a light source on the different angles and facets of a prismic object. The pitch material in the piece evolves gradually, passing through various textural effects in the strings, such as sul ponticello, harmonics, and different degrees of vibrato; there is an element of coldness present until the marimba enters in the middle section of the piece and introduces a new layer of colour, as well as some more rapid activity on the surface level. Although the piece requires a great deal of control to perform, it is meant to evoke in the listener a more organic process of transformation.

Premiere Information:
04/04/2005 UBC Recital Hall (University of British Columbia) Vancouver, B.C. Performers: Erin James- violin; Alexandra Sia- cello; Bernie Yeh- marimba

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8333 K741ic
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 28, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (11 p.) + 3 parts ((11) p.) ; 28 cm.
    11 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 11
  • Additional Information:
  • violin, cello, marimba, trio
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