Ancestral Drones
for cello and audio

Composition Date: 2010
Duration: 00:10:13
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
The first part of my life as a composer was spent writing music in a complex post-romantic harmonic system. Then, at some point my brain just didn’t hear things that way anymore and I began trying to slow down the harmonic motion of my music—to enjoy the dissonances over much slower harmonic drones. The break came in pieces like Inuit Games and Creation Stories - when I was working with musicians from other cultures. Ancestral Drones places the virtuosity of our western tradition into the context of a more primordial music making, where the notes lean into the drone as they sing and call us to float with them.

Premiere Information:
3 March 2011, Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall, Calgary, Alberta
Caroline Stinson, cello; New Works Calgary

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9103 C311anc
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 18, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (14 p.);
    14 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    This piece includes a tape part
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: Caroline Stinson
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Ancestral Drones for cello and audio by T. Patrick Carrabré (Tape Part)
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