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Popular contexts, Volume 6 : percussion

by Matthew Shlomowitz

Audio Sample

Performance by line upon line percussion from the CD Context



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Context / line upon line percussion.

Library shelf no. CD 2928 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

Popular Contexts is a series of pieces that combine pre-recorded sounds with live instrumental music to investigate aspects of everyday and popular culture with the aspiration of opening up a listening experience that enhances perception of the familiar. The recordings provide contextual frames for the instrumental music and vice versa. The recordings for the first two movements of Volume 6 are 'musical': the vibraphone and drum-kit are combined with recordings of saxophones in the first, and recordings of bass guitars in the second. The recordings for the final two movements consist of 'everyday' sounds from the world with each movement based on a given topic: air travel in the third and crowd noise in the fourth.

Work Details

Duration: 22 min.

Contents note: I. Saxophone sequences - II. Basic bass patterns -- III. Air dums -- IV. Chromatic crowds.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Speak Percussion

Commission note: Commissioned by Maerzmusik Berlin for performance by Speak Percussion with funds provided by Julian Burnside.

First performance: by Speak Percussion at Speak Percussion at Berliner Festspiele (Haus der Berliner Festspiele) on 16 Mar 2013


Popular contexts Vol. 6

The premiere performance of Matthew Shlomowitz's Popular Contexts Volume 6. This is the 2nd movement of a 4 movement work. Performed at the Haus Der Berliner Festspiele for the 2013 MaerzMusik Festival. The work was co-comissioned by MaerzMusik and Julian Burnside. Performers: Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director) - Drums Matthias Schack-Arnott - Vibraphone Leah Scholes - Sampler Keyboard


Performances of this work

16 Aug 2014: at Speak Percussion: Circuit (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Speak Percussion.

16 Mar 2013: at Speak Percussion at Berliner Festspiele (Haus der Berliner Festspiele). Featuring Speak Percussion.

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