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Year:  2014 Instrumentation:  2(picc)2(corA)2(bass)2(contra), 4321, timp, 2 perc, hp, strings (

Year:  2014
Instrumentation  2(picc)2(corA)2(bass)2(cont...

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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