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Quintet : Nightshift : string quartet & double bass with loop

by Romano Crivici (2001)

Audio Sample

From the CD Flat earth

Flat earth


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Flat earth / Romano Crivici.

Library shelf no. CD 806 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

"The themes (melody and harmony) are rich, mining major and minor veins simultaneously and sometimes capturing segments, in a sampler operated by a footswitch, in dense layers amid the nimble, charged interaction with percussion, didje and bass. There is fragile beauty, tenderness, even romanticism in the tunes, and so they're a universe apart from dry intellectual minimalism. Five stars, this is a masterpiece of form and performance."

Review: Lesley Sly, Sound and Image, 2001

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, looping device (optional).

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Not "technically" difficult as such, but requiring classical and jazz sense, with some improvisational impulses

Commission note: Commissioned by Elektra String Quartet.

First performance: 5 Sep 98.

Performances of this work

5 Sep 98.

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