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Sound Cylinders

for flute and tape

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  1996
Duration:  9m

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Chris Cree Brown: Sound Cyl...

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The tape part in 'Sound Cylinders' consists mainly of flute sounds that have been altered or modified with the help of a computer. This not only provides a way for the spectral qualities of the flute to be extended in the tape part, but also allows for a singularity in the overall timbral character of the work. The flute part utilises several extended techniques (such as tongue rams). The work attempts to incorporate each of these extended techniques as an integral and integrated part of the overall sound world of the piece. The opening inhale/exhale breathing sounds establishes the nature of the dialogue between the flute and tape parts in the work. 'Sound Cylinders' was written for Tony Ferner over the summer of 1996 and 1997.

Dedication note

This work was written for flautist, Tony Ferner over the summer of 1996 and 1997

Performance history

18 May 1998: Performed by Luca Manghi (flute) with sound diffusion by John Elmsly

30 Jun 2006: Performed by Kristina Hesse (flute) in the Grosser Saal of the Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany

21 Mar 2007: Mozart Fellows Reunion Concert

23 Jun 2009: Performed by Anthony Ferner (flute), and the recording was broadcast on 'Light on New Zealand Composers' by Eva Light at 3mbs Melbourne, Australia

23 Jun 2009: Contemporary Visions 25

Performed by Tony Ferner (flute)

Performed by Anthony Ferner (flute)

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