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In this work one instrument, the horn, gradually triggers musical turbulences and dominates the ensemble. Consequently the music becomes increasingly virtuosic. The calm mood of the beginning is transformed into rhythmic and flamboyant textures as the 'ripple effect' grows and takes over.
The Ripple Effect was composed in 1995 and received its first performance in October 1996 at the Music Theatre, University of Auckland by the Karlheinz Company conducted by John Elmsly.
13 Oct 1996: Premiered by the Karlheinz Company, University of Auckland
13 May 2001: Performed by Stroma with conductor Hamish McKeich at the Former National Museum Building, Buckle Street, in Wellington
30 Mar 2003: Performed by Stroma with conductor Hamish McKeich at Auckland School of Music, in Auckland