Play an exceprt from Kinetikos, beginning
about three minutes into the piece,
from a live performance by the Indiana
University New Music Ensemble.
Composer: Bruce Hamilton Instrumentation: 15 Instruments Year Composed: 1994 Duration: 11 minutes Cost:
Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Bloomington, IN (April 1994)
SCI National Conference, Iowa City, IA (April 1995)
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (April 1995)
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Kinetikos, written between June ‘93 and February ‘94, is a one movement work characterized by an underlying rhythmic energy and sense of forward motion. The piece is a set of developing variations in which music is continuously reshaped, mixed with new material, and presented in various textural and timbral settings. In the penultimate section fragments of motivic material are thrown together, creating a musical whirlwind which propels the piece into a final, prolonged frenzy. Kinetikos was premiered at Indiana University by the I.U. New Music Ensemble in April 1994.
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