Instrumentation

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

Availability

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

Comin' Right Atcha

Bowman Hall, Blacktown Arts Centre (Blacktown, NSW, Australia)

Kevin Field, New Music Now Ensemble of Australian YO

Comin' Right Atcha

No Venue (Parramatta, NSW, Australia)

Kevin Field, Members of the Australian Youth Orchestra

Comin' Right Atcha

No Venue (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Kevin Field, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Comin' Right Atcha

Harris Concert Hall (Aspen, CO, USA)

Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Sydney Hodkinson

Comin' Right Atcha

Town Hall (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Stockhammer