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Blue Work


The Long White Cloud

for chamber ensemble and electronics

Year:  2013

Year:  2013

Composer:   Jeremy Mayall

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The Long White Cloud is my interpretation of NZ and it's landscape and soundscape. This piece is a journey through the many sounds and worlds that this small land encompasses.

This piece was written for a unique ensemble combining orchestral instruments with those from the worlds of rock, jazz and electronica. This suite combines a large number of genre inspirations, and exists in a world between traditional notation, guided improvisation, and studio construction. Unlike other pieces where the orchestral instruments provide a textural accompaniment (much like an expensive synthesizer) to existing ‘popular’ songs, this piece aims to give all the instruments equal placement in the overall composition. Through amplification and sound mixing the intricate textures from the flute, viola and cello should be able to exist comfortably with drums and distorted guitar.


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