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for mixed chamber quartet

Year:  2019   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  bass clarinet, guitar, violin, cello

Year:  2019
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  bass clarinet, guitar, viol...

Composer:   Nathaniel Otley

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Nathaniel Otley: Impasto - ...

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Impasto is a painting technique used to create texture on a surface through layering. This piece takes inspiration from several different styles of impasto painting and reprises them in a sonic context. The piece itself is delicate and intricate as the colours of the instrumental lines and timbres waiver.

Commissioned note

Written for the Reo Hou | Future Voices NZ with support from the University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, Creative New Zealand and the Lilburn Trust as part of the annual Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music