Oracle Chamber (duos: flute, saxophone with pre-recorded sound)
by Amanda Cole (2020)
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This duet for low woodwind instruments and sine tones conjures up the eerie resonant tones that might have echoed throughout The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni in Malta 5000 years ago in what is believed to be the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world. Within this subterranean structure is a unique space called 'The Oracle Chamber', which is carved out of solid limestone and has incredible acoustic properties. When particular low notes including the low C# played in this piece are sounded, they resonate throughout the entire structure.
Instrumentation: Bass flute, baritone saxophone, sine tones (fixed stereo electronic music part).
Duration: 7 min.
The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work:
Just Intonation, ambient, meditative.
The woodwind instruments tune to a just intonation pentatonic scale by listening to the pitches in the electronic music.
Awards & Prizes
|2021||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Electroacoustic / Sound Art||Finalist||Amanda Cole|
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