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Year:  2014 Instrumentation:  2*2*282*; 4321; timp., 2 perc; hp; strings (14, 12, 10, 8, 6) | (Perc: bass drum, snare drum, bongo, 2 suspended cymbal, vibraphone, guiro, cabasa, A440 tuning fork, tam-tam, xylophone, sandpaper blocks, ratchet, styrofoam)

Year:  2014
Instrumentation  2*2*282*; 4321; timp., 2 pe...

Composer:   Celeste Oram

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This piece is a bug the size of a symphony orchestra. Tiny sounds and instrumental colours deemed ‘too small’ for orchestral writing are amplified through the scale of orchestral forces. The orchestra is metamorphosed into a spidery sound-box of seemingly abject noises—scratches, creaks, groans, scuttles, shivers, and shrieks—that scurry back and forth between terrifying and the kitsch.

Performance history

26 Nov 2013: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Hamish McKeich at the Michael Fowler Centre, for the 2013 Todd Corporation Young Composer Readings, in Wellington

21 May 2014: APO Discovery Concert: Young and Best

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