- for orchestra
- 2(picc)2(corA)2(bass)2(contra), 4321, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings (22.214.171.124.6)
|Score (181k)||pages 1 - 8||© Celeste Oram|
This piece is a bug the size of a symphony orchestra. Tiny sounds and instrumental colours deemed ‘too small’ for orchestral writing are amplified through the scale of orchestral forces. The orchestra is metamorphosed into a spidery sound-box of seemingly abject noises—scratches, creaks, groans, scuttles, shivers, and shrieks—that scurry back and forth between terrifying and the kitsch.
|26 Nov 2013||
Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Hamish McKeich at the Michael Fowler Centre, for the 2013 Todd Corporation Young Composer Readings, in Wellington
|21 May 2014||
Performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Kenneth Young at the Auckland Town Hall, in Auckland
- SOUNZ Contemporary Award (2014)
macropsia was a finalist for the 2014 SOUNZ Contemporary Award.