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Extrema : a Galilean Sarabande for amplified cello, Chinese gong and tape

by Rosalind Page (2001)

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Performance by Geoffrey Gartner from the CD Extrema

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Work Overview

This work exists as the second composition in the composer's cycle 'Kunstwerke', drawing dual inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky and from astronomy.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Cello (preferably amplified), Chinese gong (low) (cellist strikes gong during performance. This may be replaced by tam-tam), tape (DAT or CD playback).

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Geoffrey Gartner

Written for: Geoffrey Gartner

First performance: by Geoffrey Gartner — 4 Mar 01. Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney

Text is an excerpt from the 'Starry Messanger' by Galileo Galilei.

Chosen by the AMC as part of the Official Australian Representation ISCM World Music Day 2003.

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Performances of this work

27 Jan 2017: at Extrema: Electro-Acoustic Music for Cello (Dixon Recital Hall, Newcomb Department of Music). Featuring Geoffrey Gartner.

4 Mar 01: Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney. Featuring Geoffrey Gartner.

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