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Blue Work


for lever harp with loop pedal

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  could also be performed with several harps

Year:  2011
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  could also be performed wit...

Chris Adams

Composer:   Chris Adams

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 3, 4 & 6

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When Helen initially asked me to write her a lever harp piece, one option that arose in discussion was that of using a loop pedal. This created many possibilities for the piece, but also created limits in the way I could use certain material. After the expansive opening, Strata uses multiple layers built up of patterns played over top of each other. The constantly repeating riffs drive the piece, and the melodic material weaves around this, sometimes in sync and sometimes purposely against the underlying patterns. Strata was written while I was Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago in 2011.

Commissioned note

Written for Helen Webby while Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago.

Helen Webby