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Sketches of an Intergalatic Earworm

for piano trio and boombox

Year:  2013

Year:  2013

Composer:   Jeremy Mayall

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Jeremy Mayall: Sketches of ...

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'Sketches of an Intergalactic Earworm' is the final piece written for my PhD. It is my attempt to bring some of the psychedelic funk and fusion music of the late 60s/70s and Early 80s into contact with the more traditional 'classical' setting of the piano trio. It aims to bring together the grooves and vibes of this powerful rhythmic funk and combine it with the precision and un-compromising technique of contemporary classical music.

The piece is in 7 movements It was written for The New Zealand Chamber Soloists (who performed the premiere of this piece, and also the performance for this video)

This piece is particularly influenced by the work of James Brown, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Afrika Bambaataa, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report and Tower of Power.

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