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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

Tómasson, Haukur: Earth Pulse 

 

 

Basic information

 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Earth Pulse for orchestra

    Volcanic hot spots around the world might be pulsating together -- like a great planetary heartbeat -- at the rates of five and ten million years. Earth Pulse was inspired by this theory. This very slow beat is used as a ground for Earth Pulse, but sped up to avoid the piece becoming too long. 

    I have tried to create almost tangible sounds, with rumbling percussion playing a large part at the beginning and at the end. The piece is based on a single, widely spaced chord which is explored and filtered in various ways. 

    Earth Pulse also forms part of the orchestral piece The Elements, which was commissioned by Iceland Symphony Orchestra and premiered in 2012 with John Storgårds conducting. 

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
68
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
26
Viola
8
Cello
6
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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