Paige Halliwell / Rubble Houses

Rubble Houses (2019), for six voices, explores the voice without pitch; focusing on creating alternative vocal sounds and exciting rhythmic patterns.Inspired by the old British tradition of Bonfire Night to remember the story of Guy Fawkes in 1605, this work seeks to create an exciting atmosphere of textural clouds of sustained sounds, juxtaposed alongside rhythmic explosions. Listen out for sounds of a spitting fire, and ‘the houses of parliament to rubble!’

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Barak Arbel / The Tale of a Newborn

MA Composition, Uncategorized

The tale of a newborn presents changing characters by the use of different tempos, dynamics and articulation. The inspiration for the piece is a life of a little child that changes over time. Each part of his life looks and sounds different, and presents the extreme reactions that a newborn deals with.  Piano: Maria Garcia

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Jianan Wang / Unicorn

MA Composition

Unicorn was written for Plus Minus Ensemble and lasts approximately five minutes. The reason for the title is that the structure reminds me of a unicorn. This is my first time composing a happy piece. I am influenced by the soundtrack of the anime Attack on Titan, but my piece is not as grand. In […]

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Paige Halliwell / Iridescence

MA Composition, Uncategorized

Iridescence (2020) explores a mysteriously intricate sound-world of varying texture and timbre focuses. The piece seeks to create an iridescent landscape, encompassing a colourful selection of material passing between the three instruments. The music moves in a fluid and unsynchronised manner, with moments of both melodic burst and slow moving sustained harmony. The segments of […]

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