Moments of Plastic Jubilation

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A speed test for the steel-fingered pianist, the work takes its title from a phrase in a newspaper review in which the composer was castigated for employing elements of techno music in his work. In what could be considered the Australian equivalent of ŒiThe Soviet Composers Reply to JustCriticism, Moments of Plastic Jubilation goes overboard in its exploit ation of the high-speed repetitive rhythms and bounce-along tunes of themusic so reviled by the reviewer. Moments of Plastic Jubilation takes i ts title from a newspaper review of Hindsons orchestral work SPEED, in which the authors palpable outrage at the composers adoption of some of the stylistic elements of techno music (and thus his rejection of theold idea of music as a nobly expressive, humane activityŒî) provoked the coinage of colourful phrases such as this. Written partly as a response to the review, the work is also intended as something of a representati ve summary of many of the composers beliefs regarding music and its place in contemporary society. Whilst the work demonstrates musical correlations with styles of certain forms of popular music, it is structured using 1960s-style modular techniques. The music is thus very sectional, relying more heavily on contrast than motivic development to drive it forwards.

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SKU 930036093108
Manufacturer Promethean Editions
Last Updated 2021-01-28 03:31:28
Model Number PE049
Author Howard Massey
Medium Softcover
Publisher Promethean Editions
Format Vocal Score
Composer Matthew Hindson
Instrument Piano
Pages 15(07)
Composer/Series HINDSON
Production Status 2
Digital Download No

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