Rave-Elation

(2002)

by Matthew Hindson

Description
orchestra
Duration
8
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
picc.2(II=picc).2.ca.3.2.cbsn - 4331 - timp - perc(2): MIDI drum kit (BD with foot pedal/low and high SD/tom-t/crash.cym/ride.cym/splash.cym/hi-hat)/c.bell/2wdbl/tamb (without skin)/whistle/glsp/cymbs - pno - strings
Commission
Commissioned by Youth Music Australia with assistance from the Australian Council
First Performance
6.6.03, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Eire: RTE Concert Orchestra/Gareth Hudson
Availability
Score and parts for hire
Programme Notes
‘Matthew Hindson’s Rave-Elation, a homage to the ‘rave’ dance scene, was full of funky beats and catchy riffs pounded out with fairly relentless energy. One couldn’t call it subtle, but it was a hugely enjoyable celebration of the essentially hedonistic physicality of contemporary youth culture. It was greeted with a degree of enthusiasm from the audience which is relatively rare, alas, for contemporary music.’ The Adelaide Advertiser (Stephen Whittington), 22 July 1997 ‘Hindson’s Rave-Elation continues his interest in popular styles, exploring techniques of techno styles and the spirit of physical enjoyment characteristic of rave parties. I find Hindson’s work in this area immensely interesting. He confronts the eternal problem of harnessing the energy of popular styles - how to handle their essential banality - in a variety of imaginative ways, and here the stop-start rhetoric went some way to doing this…’ The Sydney Morning Herald (Peter McCallum), 18 July, 1997

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‘Matthew Hindson’s Rave - Elation, a homage to the ‘rave’ dance scene, was full of funky beats and catchy riffs pounded out with fairly relentless energy. One couldn’t call it subtle, but it was a hugely enjoyable celebration of the essentially hedonistic physicality of contemporary youth culture. It was greeted with a degree of enthusiasm from the audience which is relatively rare, alas, for contemporary music.’ The Adelaide Advertiser (Stephen Whittington), 22 July 1997 Read more

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