LONGitYOUde 119 ̊11’, for two roaming trombone players and tape

Hall, Simon (2019) LONGitYOUde 119 ̊11’, for two roaming trombone players and tape. [Composition]

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Abstract

When I visited the caves at Longyou, https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/longyou-caves, I was really taken by the notion of them as an interface point between the natural world and humankind: people boring stone, then subsequently keeping waters at bay. Alluding to this in the piece that I've subsequently composed for the festival, the humans at this interface point are represented by the trombonists, who at points also try to emulate the natural sound of water; and the tape, by contrast, which is rooted in natural sounds, but bridges towards a human-made soundworld with broadly harmonic drones and gestures from Moog analogue synths, vocalisations and the recorded and transformed sounds of trombones.
119°11’ is the line of longitude upon which the town of Longyou sits. The musical material of both the tape part and the trombone parts is influenced by this number.

Item Type: Composition
Date: 25 October 2019
Subjects: W300 Music
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Depositing User: Hall
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 09:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 09:33
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9628

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