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John Rimmer composed this piece in response to a request from Roger Buckton, Director of the College Consort, for a work that would present new sounds for the recorder., The exotic nature of the piece comes from the quasi-oriental timbres; the vibrati and glissandi of the recorders, and the use of oriental percussion instruments. Recently developed techniques of recorder playing: rapid tonguing, individual chords and flutter tonguing also contribute to the effect.
The visual aspects of The Exotic Circle are important. Imagine a circle of performers surrounding the audience in a small, intimate area. In a live performance, individual sound events are heard not only antiphonally, but are heard also coming from all directions.
26 May 2019: Performed by Ben Hoadley, Andrew Uren, Roger Buckton, Kevin Kim, Imogen Morris and Jessica Shaw (recorders) and Jeff Thomson and Cameron Shaw (percussion) for Karlheinz Company's 'John Rimmer at 80' concert - Music Theatre, University of Auckland
Performed by the College Consort, directed by Roger Buckton