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DAILY RITUALS









 


(for soprano, clarinet, harp, double bass and fixed media)


 
[2019]





 

DURATION:

ca. 15'

 

INSTRUMENTATION:

Soprano

Clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)

Harp (prepared)

Double Bass

Electronics ​

 

mvt. I - Autopilot

mvt. II - Verisimilitude

mvt. III - and what do you do after that? ​

Commissioned by ‘The Night With...’

 

Premiered by The Hermes Experiment 25.11.19, Glasgow

I started writing Daily Rituals at a time when I was regularly thinking about the proportion of my everyday life made up of relatively mundane, recurrent physical or social behaviours that often feel entirely automatic. As well as my own routine, the piece draws upon the routines and rituals of friends and colleagues; the impact that certain behavioural reflexes can have on conversational sincerity; and comparisons between the repetition involved in instrumental / vocal praxis and the ordinary happenings that occur at work, on transport or when we procrastinate.

PERFORMANCES:

The Hermes Experiment - 04.11.22, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London - 22:00 (UK time)

The Hermes Experiment - Live-streamed concert Recorded: 14.12.20, Barber Concert Hall, Birmingham Live stream: 29.01.21 Link: http://barber.org.uk/the-hermes-experiment/

The Hermes Experiment - The Night With 2019 27.11.19, Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen - 20:00-21:30

The Hermes Experiment - The Night With 2019 26.11.19, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh - 20:00-21:30

The Hermes Experiment - The Night With 2019 25.11.19, The Hug n Pint, Glasgow - 20:00-21:30

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