C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Buckley, Linda: Haza 



Basic information

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  • First performance (performers): 
    Contempo Quartet


  • Program notes: 

    Haza (Hungarian for 'home'/motherland') was written while on Fulbright scholarship to New York, commissioned by Contempo Quartet to be programmed with Bartok quartets. I imagined Bartok in the last years of his life spent in exile in New York, walking the same streets that he walked. He wished to return home and was finally granted permission to go back to Hungary, but never made the journey, falling ill and dying of leukemia in 1945. His legacy lives on, and somehow within this work I wished for his return home, to the peace and nature he had so longed for.

  • Technical specs: 

    Stereo file provided for playback, from computer - ensure that the audio is sent to two speakers, stereo panned hard left and right.
    Timings given in score are a mere indication - it is not necessary for the live quartet to synchronize exactly here, but this is given for orientation. Close connection to the electronic part is most relevant for harmonic changes that occur in the first section mostly, I - Wonder.
    There should be a good balance of live strings with the tape part - the shifts and atmosphere of the electronics should be very audible and present, but without overpowering the live acoustic sound. They should feel like a unified whole, and be at a level where the tape part has impact, but that the live strings are slightly more in the foreground.
    There is a longer duration provided in tape track to allow for any deviations in tempo - the audio can start to be faded out at b.214 and out by the 'Dead stop' indication at b.219. This is at c.13.30 minutes. This can be experimented with in rehearsal - it should feel as though the electronics are gradually dissolved into silence, so that their absence is almost not noticed or an obvious fade out.



Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player



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