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Celestial Bodies

for orchestra, electroacoustic sound and images

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  25m
Instrumentation:  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 perc.; harp; electroacoustic sound; strings | (Perc: cym, vib., susp. cym, kerosine can, bs.dr, mar., glock., tamb., slapstick, gong, tri., cowbell, xylo.)

Year:  2004
Duration:  25m
Instrumentation  3*3*3*3*; 4331; timp., 3 pe...

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Chris Cree Brown: Celestial...

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Commissioned note

Commissioned in 2005 by the Christchurch Arts Festival Trust with assistance from Creative New Zealand and created in collaboration with Julia Morison (images); John Christoffels (camera)

Contents note

  1. Galaxy
  2. Globular Cluster
  3. Pulsar
  4. Dark Matter
  5. Black Hole
  6. Brown Dwarf
  7. Quasar
  8. Nebula
  9. Supernova
  10. Interstellar Space

Performance history

06 Aug 2005: Premiered by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra cond. Marc Taddei; Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch Town Hall

25 May 2012: Made In New Zealand - Wonderland

09 Jun 2012: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Hamish McKeich (conductor)

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