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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

Smith, Samuel: threaded through meridians 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    threaded through meridians
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (venue): 
    Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • First performance (performers): 
    Ensemble Offspring
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    A meridian is a vast, longitudinal line that spans the earth’s surface, dividing it at any point into two equal hemispheres. In threaded through meridians, the geography is transposed into three vast meridians of spectra, vertically arranged at key points throughout the work. Meridians one and two highlight the vertical arrangement of pitches found in the harmonic spectra of the lowest strings of the violin and cello, which are then combined in the third through a process akin to ring modulation. Between these meridians weave a sinuous, and rotating series of duets that include all possible duo combinations of the ensemble.

  • Technical specs: 

    n/a

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
18
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Bass
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Crotales
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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