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for double bass ensemble

Year:  2018   ·  Duration:  11m
Instrumentation:  seven double basses (at least 4 with C-string extensions)

Year:  2018
Duration:  11m
Instrumentation  seven double basses (at lea...

Alex Taylor

Composer:   Alex Taylor

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Alex Taylor: descent - AUDIO

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1 - An act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling.

1.1 - A downward slope.

1.2 - A moral, social, or psychological decline.

2 - The origin or background of a person in terms of family or nationality.

2.1 - The transmission of qualities, property, or privileges by inheritance.

3 - A sudden violent attack.

3.1 - An unexpected visit.

“I am in a prison: one wall is the avant-garde, the other wall is the past, and I want to escape.” – György Ligeti

This work is an exploration of moving downwards, in search of musical origins.

Many thanks to the basses of the Tanglewood Music Center, and to Todd Seeber, for his advice in the development of the work.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center

Contents note

one movement