RPM

(1997)

by Matthew Hindson

Description
orchestra
Duration
4
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
Professional Version: 2(I+II=picc).2.2.1.cbsn - 2(4).2.3.0 - timp - perc(2) BD/2 SD/Tom-t/2 crash cyms/ride. cym/ch.cym/glsp - harp - strings. Alternative Orch: uses 4 hrn and 3 trbn. Version for amateur orchestra: (picc).2.2.2.2 asax.2 - 2(4).2.2.1 - timp - perc(6): glsp/xylo/drum kit/2 crash cym/ch.cym/2 wdbl/congas or bongos/tgl/claves/sand block (or chicken shaker or maraca)/vibraslap/c.bell/tamb - pno - strings
Commission

Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

First Performance
25.5.97, Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Sinfonia/Richard Gill
Availability

Score 0-571-52177-0 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

Matthew Hindson RPM RPM stands for Revolutions per Minute. This piece seeks to capture the feeling of unrelenting speed, acceleration and momentum. The composer was influenced by heavy metal music, and describes the overall effect as similar to that of driving in a car at a very high speed. prog.note from Symphony Under the Stars programme guide, 1998

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News & Reviews

'RPM' reviews

‘I was particularly interested to hear RPM by Matthew Hindson, Sydney’s self appointed chronicler of recent popular musical styles in a symphonic setting … What I think Hindson does rather well is to adopt a tone of naive homage, without irony, slickness, or sarcasm. In a post-modern age of quotation, double-coding and sarcasm, that is rather refreshing and also rather original.’ The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 January 1998 Read more

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