Instrumentation

fl(=picc+afl).cl(=Ebcl+bcl).ssax - hn.tpt - pno -perc(1): 12 or more tin cans/4 car wheels/2 brakedrums/anvil/hi-hat/8 scaffold bars/3 scaffold feet - vln.vla.vlc.db

Availability

Score (fp) 0-571-55642-6 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

There are five short pieces in this set: Dancing from Fear which borrows its name from the painting by Paul Klee, is simply a unison line picked out on tin cans. Le veuve du boucher this time a two part invention, is named after a work by the Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely. Time watches from the shadows is another lone line, this time with tickings and chimings. The title is from W.H.Auden. Rembrandt and Ettore Around 1900 the Bugatti brothers, both Italian futurists, took up a new art form: making cars. Et in Arcadia Ego Even in Arcadia, there am I.

© John Woolrich

From the Shadows

Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music (London, United Kingdom)

Azalea Ensemble, Simon Bainbridge & Jessica Cottis

From the Shadows

CBSO Centre (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Nicholas Kraemer

From the Shadows

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London, United Kingdom)

Martyn Brabbins, Philharmonia Orchestra

From the Shadows

Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Snape, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Thomas Adès

From the Shadows

ARC (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, United Kingdom)

Brad Cohen, Composers Ensemble