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Staniland, Andrew: Orion Constellation Theory 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Orion Constellation Theory
  • Subtitle: 
    for snare drum and digital soundfiles, or for acoustic snare duo
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Orion Constellation Theory is a virtuoso work for snare drum and electronics, or for 2 acoustic snare drums. The work unfolds as a series of phrases and variations using Morse code interpretations of the letters O,R,I,O,N. In both versions, the 1st snare part is identical. In the electroacoustic version, the sounds feature exuberant player-pianos, percussion sounds, insects and animals, and other electroacoustic elements. In the acoustic version, the 2nd snare drum plays a rhythmic interpretation of the electroacoustics, resulting in a snare duo of strikingly distinct character. This piece was written for and dedicated to Canadian percussionist Ryan Scott.

    Orion the Hunter appears in the winter sky, with his bow and his hunting dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor, trailing behind him. Greek mythology tells us that Orion was known as a talented hunter. His boast that he could rid the earth of all the wild animals, however, angered the Earth goddess, Gaia.
    From: http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/news/archive/2006/01/ill-01.php

    The Orion correlation theory (or Giza–Orion correlation theory) is a hypothesis in pyramidology. Its central claim is that there is a correlation between the location of the three largest pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex and the three middle stars of the constellation Orion, and that this correlation was intended as such by the builders of the pyramids. The stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the god of rebirth and afterlife, by the ancient Egyptians.
    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_correlation_theory

  • Technical specs: 

    Orion Constellation Theory is a virtuoso work for snare drum and electronics, or for 2 acoustic snare drums. The work unfolds as a series of phrases and variations using Morse code interpretations of the letters O,R,I,O,N. In both versions, the 1st snare part is identical. In the electroacoustic version, the sounds feature exuberant player-pianos, percussion sounds, insects and animals, and other electroacoustic elements. In the acoustic version, the 2nd snare drum plays a rhythmic interpretation of the electroacoustics, resulting in a snare duo of strikingly distinct character. This piece was written for and dedicated to Canadian percussionist Ryan Scott.

    For Version 1, stereo playback is needed. It is recommended that loud monitor be used for the performer. The soundfule is available from the composer [email protected] or the publisher: www.musiccentre.ca

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Other

 

 

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