Rave-Elation (Extended Mix)

(1997)

by Matthew Hindson

Description
double chamber orchestra or large orchestra
Duration
14
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
2 picc.2.4.4.4 - 4400 - pno - perc(1):MIDI drum kit (BD with foot pedal/2 SD/tom-t)/2 crash.cym/ride.cym/hi-hat/2 timp/c.bell/2 wdbl/tamb - strings
Commission
Commissioned by Youth Music Australia, Rave-Elation was written with the financial support of the Australia Council, the Australian government's arts funding and advisory body.
First Performance
16.7.97, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Australia: Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland/Matthias Bamert
Availability

Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes
Matthew Hindson Rave-Elation Rave-Elation was written for performance by the combined forces of Camerata Australia and Camerata Scotland. It uses aspects of popular music as a starting point, in particular that of the 'techno' music genre. The piece is almost exclusively hedonistic in content, and this is deliberate. The main inspiration for the work comes from dance and 'rave' parties, especially the party-goers' single-minded indulgence in physical enjoyment. 'Rave' parties are large dance events, popular in the 1990s where the music is loud, produced through loud amplifiers. A steady drum beat, simulated and at times reproduced in Rave-Elation by a MIDI drum kit, controls the tempo and the excitement of the dancing crowd. The tempo and beat of Rave-Elation reflect the popular fast mood of this 'dance' music. Commissioned by Youth Music Australia, Rave-Elation was written with the financial support of the Australia Council, the Australian government's arts funding and advisory body. Matthew Hindson

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