Pulse Magnet


by Matthew Hindson

2 pianos and 2 percussion
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
perc(2): vib/2 tuned gong/tgl/whistle/large siren/5 wdbl/2 giant tpl.bl or wdbl/3 susp.cym/tam-t/2 conga/2 brake drum/2 BD/glsp/drum kit/c.bells/tamb/chicken shaker/sleighbells/3 tpl.bl/2 bongos
Commissioned by the Australian Virtuosi. Written with the financial assistance from the Australia Council, the Commonwealth Government's Arts Funding and advisory body
First Performance
9.11.01, Australia, Sydney Opera House: Australian Virtuosi

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‘… a feast of rhythmic entertainment without veering to the anticipated extremes of either atonality or who-dropped- the-cutlery-drawer percussion cacophony. The work’s hard - driving opening section played with high-and low-register contrasts from the piano, which gradually slowed down and then fell silent amidst intermittent gong sounds. The keyboards then quietly returned for a melodic interlude – until a gong blast sent them off on a musical roller - coaster ride accompanied by a flashing Read more

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