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The Cycle

2017

Instrumentation

Violin; Trombone; Piano; Percussion; Fixed Video

Duration

c. 4:00

Difficulty

Intermediate Difficulty

About the Piece

Awards

The Cycle is a musical exploration of the cycle of the seasons. Accompanying a silent film, The Cycle demonstrates the seasons of Barrow, Alaska. This small town experiences the incoming sea ice every winter, and this video is a time lapse of that town over the course of an entire year. The Cycle is based around limited pitch material, principally two groupings of C - Db - Eb - E – G & C - B - Bb - G - F - F# (and enharmonic equivalents). In addition to these groupings, The Cycle also explores contemporary extended techniques for the players.

Target

Fun for a group interested in fixed media projects.

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