Chords on the Shore

Cutler, Joe (2014) Chords on the Shore. [Composition]

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Chords on the Shore developed from two research trips to Stockholm during which I workshopped material for this work with Ensemble Krock. The first trip took place from 1–3rd November 2013 at Ensemble Krock’s own studio, whilst the second visit took place at EMS Studios from 2nd–5th May 2014.

This piece is inspired by the surrealist/magic realist literary devices of Haruki Murakami (specifically his 2002 novel Kafka on the Shore). I present an assortment of carefully catalogued multi-genre references, including:
Country and Western inspired guitar glissandi; Post-Rock asymmetric riffs; Feldman-esque statuesque chords. These elements are presented and re-assembled before being deconstructed, and could be seen as the equivalent of musical ‘flotsam and jetsam’.

Item Type: Composition
1 January 2014Published
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Andrew Ingamells
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 12:53
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:54

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