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In the Classroom was inspired by what I call the '21st century classroom' which is mostly comprised of laptops and the sound of typing with the occasional manic scribbling of the old fashioned pencil: The piece focuses on the percussive sounds of typing and gestural sounds of scribbling, and how one can lose their concentration for this very reason. The irony behind the piece is that the idea was conceived during a music lecture in which I simply could not concentrate on the lecture about music, but instead the music that was happening all around me. Texture provides the basic layer of the piece but within this texture, rhythms are brought out to draw attention to the musicality of classroom noises.
07 Sep 2012: Realised by Dugal McKinnon at the 2012 New Zealand Electroacoustic Music Symposium, at the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music, in Wellington