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The Faraday Cage

for violin, cello and piano

Year:  2015   ·  Duration:  12m 30s

Year:  2015
Duration:  12m 30s

David Hamilton

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-4

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An electric field is a force field surrounding a charged particle, such as an electron or a proton. A 'faraday cage' is designed to block external static electric fields. Usually the 'faraday cage' is an enclosure formed by conductive material or by a mesh of such material. They take electrostatic charges and distribute them around the exterior of the cage.

The title was the starting point for the work, and suggested sparks and electric currents running around the surface of some object. Beyond that, the music is not intended to literally conjure up a 'faraday cage' although there are musical hints of one in the score.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by NZTrio with funding from Creative New Zealand.

Dedication note

Dedicated to NZTrio

Contents note

1. Inside the Cage
2. Outside the Cage
3. Inside Out and Outside In

Performance history