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The Viscosity of the Sky

for violin or viola bow

Year:  2018   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2018
Duration:  5m

Elliot Vaughan

Composer:   Elliot Vaughan

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Sample: Page 1 of score

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The Viscosity of the Sky is for violin or viola bow only. It is used primarily by being whipped through the air, generating whistling tones in the disturbed air and buzzing sounds as the air disturbs the hairs. I think of this as ‘proving the atmosphere’. This is an inefficient instrument, with large, fast movements and quiet sounds.

This piece is written as part of Fish In Pink Gelatine, a ‘staged concert’ and ‘performed installation’ that explores the innate multimodality of performed music. Constructed of solo instrumental compositions, FIPG consider the corporeal, tactile, political, visible, architectural, social and aural elements of music as equally present and vitally interlinked. The compositions are re-combined and re-directed for FIPG events, but can also stand alone as concert pieces.