Liam Hayes / Revolve

The title of this piece refers to the rhythmic movement of each instrument and how they interact with each other as the piece unfolds. Just as the earth revolves around the sun, the piano, cello and clarinet all rotate around a fixed harmonic point in this work. It can be divided into three sections (or revolutions); each one highlighting a particular instrument while the other two are in supporting roles. revolve was written for and performed by Plus Minus Ensemble.

Recorded remotely by Plus-Minus Ensemble as part of a composition workshop at Bath Spa University

Some other pieces to explore …

Edward Beazley / Reflections…

MA Composition

The intension of this piece was to capture the spirit of taking time out, getting away from life’s pressures and just being in the moment for those few precious opportunities of stillness and sanctuary.  Sporadic changes in time signature has the potential to disrupt this tranquillity and provide a sense of anticipation and hope that […]

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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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Jamie Floyde / Powerlines in Antarctica

MA Composition, Uncategorized

Bath Spa Music · Jamie Floyde: Power Lines In Antarctica Powerlines in Antarctica is an ambient piece inspired by soundscape artists such as Brian Eno, Nurse with wound and Prurient. The piece is made up from everyday sounds ranging from keys and doorbells to vacuum cleaner sounds and distant ambulance sirens. The intention was to […]

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