Point Blank

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(Cabrillo Festival Orchestra)

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Premier:

August 3, 2011
5:15pm
Cabrillo New Music Workshop
Santa Cruz, CA

FOR PERUSAL RECORDING PLEASE CONTACT PAUL DOOLEY



Duration:
7.5 min

Instrumentation:

Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabasson; 4 Horns, 2 C Trumpets, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba; Timpani + 3 percussion (1=drumset- crash, hi-hat, snare and kick tightly tuned; 2=Marching Snare or tightly tuned Concert Snare, Suspended Cymbal, Bongos; 3=Marimba, Large Bass Drum, Small Shaker, Flexatone, Large Tam Tam, Suspended Cymbal); Harp, Piano, Strings




Performances:
02/26/2015

James Madison University
Virginia Sinfonietta / Eric Guinivan
08/14/2013

Aspen Music Festival / Aspen, CO / Benedict Music Tent 4pm
Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra / Christopher James Lees
04/19/2013

Knight Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts, Charlotte, NC 8:00 PM
Charlotte Symphony / Jacomo Bairos
09/30/2012

Royce Hall / UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
American Youth Symphony / Alex Treger
07/16/2012

Chautauqua Amphitheater, Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra / Roderick Cox
11/03/2011

Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC - 7:30 PM
Charlotte Symphony / Jacomo Bairos
08/03/2011

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA 5:15pm
Cabrillo New Music Workshop
Program Notes:

Point Blank (2011) for orchestra, was inspired by the sounds, rhythms and virtuosity of New York City-based new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, who premiered a chamber version of the piece in 2010. Featuring synthetic sound worlds and tightly interlocking percussion ideas, the drum set, timpani and strings whirl the ensemble through an array of electronically inspired orchestrations, while the winds and brass shriek for dear life. Point Blank is a central processing unit of floating point tremelos, discrete pizzicatos, multi-threading scales and random access modulations.