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

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

Rave-Elation

National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland)

Gareth Hudson, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Rave-Elation

The Helix (Dublin, Ireland)

Gareth Hudson, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Rave-Elation

performed twice

Latvian National Opera (Riga, Latvia)

Normunds Sne, Rigas Festival Orchestra

Rave-Elation

Ferry Road Studio (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

Brett Kelly, The Queensland Orchestra

Rave-Elation

National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland)

Gareth Hudson, RTÉ Concert Orchestra