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Two Bells

for piccolo, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone and piano

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  10m 20s

Year:  2009
Duration:  10m 20s

Composer:   Dylan Lardelli

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Two Bells is second piece I have written inspired by the Japanese classical musical drama style - Noh. With its austere gestures and unusual delineation of time, Noh provided the initial inspiration for this piece.

Upon preparation for a Noh drama, the performers never rehearse together. Each musican and actor prepares their individual part alone. This enables the eventual performance to note be controlled by a single performer, but alternatively by the interactions of the whole ensemble. The representation of time in Noh production is frequently non-linear, with the plot alternating between numerous different time frames.

Dylan Lardelli

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Commissioned by Ensemble Selisih with funding from Creative New Zealand