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Living

by Paul Cutlan (1991)

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This sample is from the Septets: Percussion, string, woodwind version of this work

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Performance by Paul Cutlan String Project from the CD Living

This sample is of the Septets: Percussion, string, woodwind version of this work

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- Septets: Percussion, string, woodwind

- Sextets: Bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass

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Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion / Paul Cutlan.

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Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion [eScore] / Paul Cutlan.

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Score

Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion / Paul Cutlan.

Septets: Percussion, string, woodwind Available for loan $41.82 Add to cart

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Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass / Paul Cutlan.

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Score [ePDF]

Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass [eScore] / Paul Cutlan.

Sextets: Bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass Not for loan $30.91 Add to cart

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Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass / Paul Cutlan.

Sextets: Bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass Available for loan $41.82 Add to cart

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Living / Paul Cutlan String Project.

Septets: Percussion, string, woodwind Not for loan $POA  

Work Overview

In 1991, I participated in some creative rhythm workshops led by master drummer David Jones. I was fascinated by the technique of dividing odd numbers of beats like 5 or 7, by 2, 3 or 4.

On the train home from one of these workshops, I jotted down a short tune using the 5 divided into 4 feel and called it Living. The arrangement for this album gave me a chance to score some of those concepts for strings with the bass clarinet dancing around their polyrhythms. An energetic solo from Brett Hirst leads to a trade of ideas between the subsets of the group before the final truncated statement of the theme.

2 versions of this arrangement exist: one with percussion and one without.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Duration: 5 min.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2021 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Jazz Finalist Paul Cutlan

Subjects

  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

7 Feb 2021: at Paul Cutlan String Project: Living (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta). Featuring Paul Cutlan String Project.

3 Nov 2020: at Paul Cutlan String Project ‘Living’ Album Launch (Old 505 Theatre). Featuring Paul Cutlan String Project.

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