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Richard Barrett

Year

1988-1993


Duration

34'30


Instrumentation

flute (=piccolo, alto flute, recorder), trombone, percussion/anklung, 10-string guitar (=12-string guitar), mandolin/sitar, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Premiere

first complete performance: Cologne, Germany, WDR, 14 October 1994: Elision Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (cond.)


Publisher

United Music Publishers Ltd


Tuning

10-strings


Comment

Five works composed with overlaps for complete performance; they may also be performed separately
1. delta (1990-93) 6'30. alto flute, trombone, angklung, sitar (amplified), 10-string guitar (amplified ), strings
2. colloid-E (1988-92) 8'. flute, trombone, mandolin, double bass, percussion, 10-string guitar (amplified) (Guitar part also performed as the solo work colloid) 8'. "colloid-E" is dedicated to Magnus Andersson.
3. Archipelago (1990-92) 5'. B flute + alto recorder, trombone, percussion, 10-string guitar, strings, mandolin (amplified) + retuned mandolin
5. entstellt (1990-93) 7'30. piccolo, trombone, angklung, sitar (amplified), 12-string guitar (amplified), strings, all players doubling percussion except piccolo, angklung and violoncello


Source

composer homepage; UMP website;