No 48 (night studio)

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No 48 (night studio) 2014-2015

pic.2(2.pic).3(3.ca).Ebcl.2(2.bcl).2.cbsn-4.2Ebtpt(cornets).2(flughn).2(T/B).1-timp-3perc(glsp, vib, almgloc[C#, F], t. bell, mar, cym, s.d., b.d., lion's roar, electric drum kit)-hp.sampler.visual projections (optional)-str
Duration 
17
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This is the third piece in an orchestral set dedicated to artists and writers that have been important to me. This one is for Philip Guston. Guston’s break with the ultra-refined paintings of his circle of associates and his adoption of an almost cartoon- like expression in some way gave me creative permission. After this I felt I was allowed to explore a very wide field of music, and also rediscover and value my own musical background. His work profoundly challenged my views on art, creativity and its place in culture.

Richard Ayres

Performances 
8.10.15, Barbican, London: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov
16.10.15, Donaueschinger Musiktage 2015: SWR Sinfonieorchester/Peter Eötvös
3
Flute
1=pic, III=fl+pic
3
Oboe
III=ob+ca
3
Clarinet
I=Ebcl, III=cl+bcl
3
Bassoon
III=cbsn
4
Horn
4
Trumpet
I+II=EbTpt+cornet, III+IV=CTpt+fglughn
2
Trombone
I=tenor, II=bass
1
Tuba
1
Timpani
3
Percussion
glockenspiel, vibraphone, almglocken (C# and F above middle C), tubular bells, marimba, cymbals, snare drum, bass drum, lion's roar, electric drum kit
1
Harp
2
Electronics
I=sampler II=visual projections (optional)
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