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Primordial Chaos

for orchestra

Year:  2009 Instrumentation:  3*2*22*; 4331; timp., 2 perc.; strings | (Perc: tam-tam, 2 log drums, anvil bass drum, 2 susp. cymbal, 2 gongs, sleigh bells,

Year:  2009
Instrumentation  3*2*22*; 4331; timp., 2 per...

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Primordial Chaos evokes a dark and disordered time, at the dawn of the universe. From out of the murky depths of the orchestra emerge free-floating clouds of sound that waft over constantly fluctuating harmonies of many perfect fifths - music of spheres. A lonely, humanistic trumpet call then leads into a section of ferocious aleatory, a tangle of motifs clashing as if churned up by vast gravitational forces.

Performance history

20 Aug 2010: Workshopped and recorded by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2010 NZSO-Todd Young Composer Readings, in Wellington