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... -ing a sound- ...

Classical/Contemporary • 2016 • Alternative Title: Three songs for Mezzo-soprano, Counter-tenor, Bass, violin, piano & synthesised sounds
 
     
 

... -ing a sound- ...

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Uploader Ji Heng Lee
PDF, 1.92 Mb ID: SM-000309117 Upload date: 13 Nov 2017
Instrumentation
Mezzo-soprano, Countertenor, Bass, Computer generated sound
Type of score
Full score
Movement(s)
1 to 3 from 3
Publisher
Ji Heng Lee
Language
English
Difficulty
Advanced
Duration
7'20
… -ing a sound- …
1 the act of making a sound
2 the instantaneous yet ‘open-ended’ nature of sound, and of hearing a sound

In this collection of three songs, I explore various ways of interpreting poetic metaphors related to ‘sound’ and/or ‘music’. The songs are settings of poems written (by poets from the Girton College Poetry Group) on the theme of ‘sound’, all of which are rich with musical metaphors, e.g. pitches, intervals, dynamics, etc. When set to music, some of these figurative expressions are translated literally into musical events through word-painting. I also sought to reimagine the visual arrangement of typography of the poems’ original layouts through the manipulation of musical form, texture, pitch and rhythm.
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