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Blue Work


Witch Scarers

for orchestra

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  7m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., perc. 1 (vibraphone, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals), perc. 2 (bass drum); strings

Year:  2007
Duration:  7m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., perc...

Robin Toan
Composer

Composer:   Robin Toan

Films, Audio & Samples

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young on 5 May 2008

Robin Toan: Witch Scarers; ...

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To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

Casa Mila, better known as La Pedrera (The Stone Quarry), is one of Antonio Gaudi's contributions to the architecture of Barcelona. The eight story apartment building was built between 1906 and 1910 and has absolutely no straight walls. The roof of Casa Mila contain sculpted air ducts and chimneys that are so eerie they were nicknamed "espantabruxes" ("witch-scarers").

I am a great admirer of Gaudi's creations and enjoy translating his designs into music. The witch-scarers have magnificent presence and I have revelled in making sounds that capture their terrifying nature, strength and unique shapes.


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