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the intimacy of strangers (countertenor with live electronics)

by Kitty Xiao (2021)

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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

the intimacy of strangers explores the relationship between sound and physical embodiment, the space it occupies, its tactility and fragility. The piece is a close navigation of human connection within oneself, during a time of distance and displacement with the outside world. Sound is treated as an object in which the soloist comes in contact with, developing in a generative way, reacting and evolving in its performance. The electronics are treated as the "outside" but also the inner monologue and the unconscious mind, constantly at an interplay for the audience to observe.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Countertenor, electronics.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Hamish Gould

Commission note: Commissioned by Panoramic Music and Melbourne Composers' League, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

First performance: by Hamish Gould at Scattered Self (St James' Old Cathedral (West Melbourne)) on 24 Apr 2021

Performances of this work

24 Apr 2021: at Scattered Self (St James' Old Cathedral (West Melbourne)). Featuring Hamish Gould.

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