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Kinsey, Avril: The Fynbos Suite 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The Fynbos Suite
  • Subtitle: 
    Ecosystem
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Composed and recorded for 6 voices (SSATBarB) and guitar, with lyrics by the composer. The work highlights the fragility of nature and man’s potential for destruction of it, but overall it aims to inspire us to care. Eight fine art nature oil paintings, by award winning artist Steven Felmore, express the bio-diversity of a sensitive biome ecosystem, while the music intends to draw us in emotionally. An a cappela ‘Preludio Prayer’ to nature leads to ‘Light on the Edge of Hope’, which personifies nature as relationship, before ending with a joyful and climatic, ‘Glory to Nature’.

  • Technical specs: 

    The exhibit of 8 canvas paintings on one wall/exhibit space with a good quality audio and speaker system. The
    stereo speakers may be either hung or mounted with the music played from a compact disc or through a computer.
    Viewing of the paintings is best between, approximately, 1.5 meters to 6 meters away and they can be hung with
    appropriate exhibit mounts to secure both top corners of the canvas.

    The music should be audible from all viewing points in the venue and can be played on repeat for continuous
    viewing, or can be stopped after 13 minutes and repeated, as and when required.

    2. For an optional visual projection of the canvas paintings this can be projected onto a suitable projection screen with a
    good quality audio and speaker system:
    A good, detailed quality projection of each individual painting should be able to be seen clearly from the back of the
    chosen venue.

    The music should be audible from all viewing points in the venue, and can be played on repeat for continuous
    viewing, or can be stopped after 13 minutes and repeated, as and when required.

    3. A 10 point, yes or no tick, questionnaire is an optional extra, which the viewer may be given prior to the exhibit and
    which may be completed after the experience to provide feedback on their awareness and experience.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
15
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass
2

 

 

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