Commuter Music

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Christien Ledroit


General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CMC
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00
Score Sample: http://www.musiccentre.ca/sites/www.musiccentre.ca/files/pdf/promo_scores/62042.zip


Instrumentation

Multiple Percussion - Vibraphone, Gongs, Drumset
Clarinet
Violin
Bass



Program Notes

The title "Commuter Music" is ironic, at best, as this piece couldn't be further from background, muzak-type sounds. The piece was composed for Arraymusic's Young Composer's Workshop. During the workshop I spent a lot of time on the highway or on the train commuting into the city, dealing with the frustrations of traffic, or seeing the tired faces trying to sleep on the train home after work. I could never help feeling a great sense of irony at having the sounds of the ensemble workshopping my piece stuck in my head the whole time, sometimes even working on the piece on the train, all the while surrounded by the mind-numbing endlessness of suburbia...

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Works for Percussion by this Composer

(Un)Natural (Dis)Integration - Percussion Duo, with Tape
Commuter Music - Multiple Percussion, Violin, Clarinet, Bass
Elementalities - Vibraphone, Tabla, Flute
Lush - flute/alto flute, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet, marimba, bass and percussion
Never the Twain Shall Meet - violin, tabla and electronics
Night Chill - Marimba, Electronics
Trade Winds - Concerto for Tabla (orch) - Tabla, Orchestra
Trade Winds - Concerto for Tabla (with Tape) - Tabla, with Tape



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