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Haigh, Robin: Grin 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Grin
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2019
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    To Grin is to smile with exposed teeth. When we grin, we expose perhaps the most destructive part of the human anatomy as a signal of joy or amusement, the part of us which only really exists to grind down organic matter into tiny pieces. While writing this piece, I was reminded of videos in which demonstrations of extremely destructive machines are paired with cheerful, peppy music to entice potential corporate customers, producing something absurd, comical, and somewhat disturbing. The brutality of the imagery in these videos is somehow matched by accompanying music which is in its own way brutal; brutally repetitive, and brutally cheerful, like a forced grin.

  • Technical specs: 

    2 oboes
    2 horns
    string orchestra
    conductor

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
20
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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