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Ode to a Cricket

Year:  2010

Year:  2010

Composer:   Hannah Gilmour

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Audio

Sample: 00"00 - 02"23

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It is easy to overlook things that seem insignificant in life and forget the need to stop and pay attention to details. We can miss the joy and importance of small things.

In this work I developed the sample of a cricket to symbolise the solitary voice of one overlooked by society. By drawing the audience's attention to this sound, I have attempted to portray how, even though it has a small role, there is something charming and captivating about the cricket's call and the great lessons that can be learnt from it.

I have explored this idea in three movements: a moderately slow melodic movement, a rhythmic second movement and a slower harmonic final movement.

Hannah Gilmour

Contents note

1. Chill Before Dawn
2. Hor D'oeuvres
3. Waves of Light

Performance history

25 Mar 2010: Realised at Galapagos Art Space in New York City, in USA

07 May 2010: Music at the Edge: OKTA

21 May 2010: Realised at Academy of Performing Arts, Waikato University, in Hamilton

01 Jun 2010: Realised as part of the International Music Conference in New York

03 Jun 2010: Realised as part of the Sound, Sight, Space and Play Graduate Symposium in Leicester, England

24 Jun 2010: Realised as part of the Australasian Computer Music Conference in Canberra, Australia

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