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Aeolian Harp

for cello

Year:  1999   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  1999
Duration:  4m

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body

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This piece was inspired by the beguiling sounds of the aeolian harp to which I was first introduced by Chris Cree Brown. Said to have been first ‘discovered’ by the ancient Greeks, aeolian harps are intended to be played not by human hands, but by the wind. The strings vibrates through a range of harmonics creating an eerie effect difficult to describe.

– Jack Body

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Commmissioned by Victoria University School of Music

Performance history

20 Jul 2007: Performed by Charley Davenport, Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, Wellington

29 Jul 2007: Performed by Charley Davenport at City Gallery, Wellington

19 Mar 2010: L’Etoile Inconnue: 1

23 Mar 2010: L’Etoile Inconnue: 2

30 Jun 2011: Alexander Ivashkin & Pacific Curls: Pacific Voyage

03 Jul 2011: music by nz composers, celebrating nz

Performed by Alexander Ivashkin

Performed by Alexander Ivashkin (cello)

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