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Blue Work


Vivid

for solo trumpet

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2010
Duration:  10m

Alex Taylor
Composer

Composer:   Alex Taylor

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: 7'15" - 8'15"

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 - 3

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Borrow/Hire:

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

vivid

adjective
1. producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
2. (of a colour) intensely deep or bright
3. archaic (of a person or animal) lively and vigorous

origin: mid 17th century, from Latin vividus, from vivere “to live”

Vivid is a response to the poetry of Will Christie, in particular her poem Vivid, an incredibly intense exploration and interrogation of language, sexual politics and identity. I was drawn to the percussive, almost violent sibilance that was “ready in the words”: it suggested to me an explicitly musical setting. The music attempts to create a conversation between text and sound while retaining the narrative, wordplay and multiplicity of meaning inherent in the written poem.

Alex Taylor


Dedication note

for Laura Pendergrast


Performance history

28 Nov 2010: Performed by Laura Pendergrast (trumpet) at the War Memorial Theatre in Gisborne

Performed by Laura Pendergrast (trumpet)