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Sound Barrel

for euphonium and fixed media electronics

Year:  2013

Year:  2013

Films, Audio & Samples

Chris Cree Brown: Sound Bar...

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1 - 2

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The dialogue between the Euphonium and the Fixed Media part undergoes several sweeping changes in mood; sometimes initiated by the Euphonium, other times by the Fixed Media part.

The title has multiple meanings, all of which can be interpreted or referenced within the sound world of the work.

Commissioned note

Sound Barrel for Euphonium and Fixed Media was written for Byron Newton in 2012-2013.

Contents note

Most of the score is self-explanatory. Using the minute/seconds the performer can practise sections of the piece. Generally there are cues in the Fixed Media part that can help the performer. At 7’28”, the performer momentarily ignores the beat, (placing the notes equidistant between the aggressive sounds in the Fixed Media), then in the following bar returns to the beat as normal.

Performance history

26 Sep 2014: Performed by Kana Kotera in the Adam Concert Room, at the New Zealand School of Music, in Wellington.

29 Sep 2014: Performed by Kana Kotera at the University of Canterbury School of Music, University of Canterbury, in Christchurch.

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