Tree Ferns

Allison Cameron

Year

2002-03


Movements

in 4 movements


Genre

Electric Guitar Solo


Premiere

Amstelveld, Amstelkerk, 25 February 2003: Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar


Publisher

Manuscript


Equipment

3 different electric guitars are used; foot pedals also required. The score is both notated (traditionally and using tabualture) and graphic (ie involving some improvisation). - allison cameron -


Source

Wiek Hijmans website; Cameron correspondence;


Details

"Tree ferns are being cultivated in Scotland. They are huge ferns that look like trees. The 2nd movement of this piece is a lament for Elisabeth McLeod, the composers aunt. It is based on a scottish traditional. The piece requires the use of three guitars, one of which is a small metal string acoustic. The piece uses dramatic scordaturas, and two tiny amps produce a very typical sound."

- Allison Cameron (from: Wiek Hijmans website)