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Walkman Antiquarian : for grand piano, sampler and two percussion

by Thomas Meadowcroft (2013)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Walkman Antiquarian juxtaposes two technologies, the grand piano and the 24 key plastic sampler. The samples were taken from (mix-) cassette tape recordings from the record collection of the composer's father. These recordings were sent through a series of gating devices and tape machines in the studio, prior to performance. The samples are then distributed to five speakers spread across the ensemble, informing individual players when and what to play live.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Grand piano, sampler (with 5 channel output), percussion (2 players: bass drum, beads, bowl, branch, caxixi, glockenspiel, gujurati bells, 3 loudspeaker cones, midi drum pad, shakers, 2 snare drums, stereo PA, suspended cymbal, tambourine, triangle, turntable with objects).

Duration: 16 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Yarn/Wire (musical group).

First performance: by Yarn/Wire (musical group) — Dec 13. Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York

Performances of this work

27 May 2019: at Walkman Antiquarian (Callaway Music Auditorium). Featuring Intercurrent.

Dec 13: Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York. Featuring Yarn/Wire (musical group).

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