Comin' Right Atcha


chamber ensemble of 14 players
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
picc.ob.Bb cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trbn - pno - drum kit: (BD/SD/4 tom-t/crash.cym/hi-hat/splash/ride/china/2 cowbells) - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db

Composed for the Absolute Ensemble. This version arranged for the New Music Now programme of the Australian Youth Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Field

First Performance
3.5.06, Aurora Festival, Bowman Hall, Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW, Australia: New Music Now Ensemble of Australian YO/Kevin Field

Score 0-571-53184-9 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes
The initial source of inspiration for Comin' Right Atcha came from a conversation with the conductor of the Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jaarvi. He encouraged me to write a work that was inspired by the funk music of James Brown, and to an extent this has been reflected in some sections of the piece, particularly some of the smaller motives and overlapping layers of rhythmic material. The majority of the material in this piece has been generated from two small motives. The spoken rhythm of the title, "Comin' Right Atcha" (and its variant, "I'm Comin' Right Atcha"), creates one of these, and this is heard earliest in the violin part after the opening hi-hat solo. The other motive is a short, three-pitch descending fragment. The rhythm of this fragment has also been derived from the speech-rhythm of another piece of text. Matthew Hindson

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