Above ground (Karak): For two percussion, string quartet and piano

Davidson, Robert (2007) Above ground (Karak): For two percussion, string quartet and piano. The Rocks, NSW, Australia, Australian Music Centre.

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Author Davidson, Robert
Title Above ground (Karak): For two percussion, string quartet and piano
Place of publication The Rocks, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Music Centre
Publication date 2007
ISBN 9790673095328; M673095328
Total pages 1 Musical score
Language eng
Subject 190406 Music Composition
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This percussion concerto was commissioned by Karak and the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, and its rescoring for chamber forces was commissioned by Musica Viva. The work draws together several diverse genres, including 1970s television music, postminimal art music and the classical concerto, with an emphasis on seeking new ways to make music that communicates while developing sophisticated structures.

The work started life as a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra. It is remade as a chamber work here, and generally has a great response from live audiences for its excitement, colour and melodic focus.

Original concerto commissioned by the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra with funds from the Australia Council.

Influences on this work include Terry Riley, and 1970s cop shows.
Keyword Recorded/Rendered Creative Works - Performance

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