Drunk Taken Pointed

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Clarinet (Doubling Bass Clarinet and Piccolo Clarinet), Violin, Viola, and Cello
Alternate Title
Drunk Taken Pointed: Madrigal II from "Flowers of Babel"
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
10
Movements
I. such a saint
II. gradually pulp
III. illimitable end
IV. that down her all
V. reading Sigmund
VI. were he me
VII. yang child

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Composer's Note:

"Drunk Taken Pointed" is built upon a text generated via chance operations by the composer and is dedicated to Jackson Mac Low. The text process resulted in unique word juxtapositions and phrases free of human communication intent. Nevertheless, they offered the composer an array of provocative imagery, emotional triggers, and - by liberating the words from traditional grammatical constructs - revealing a syllable-by-syllable potpourri of sonic anomalies.

This musical setting "pretends" to translate the words and word-sequences, providing varying agendas of meaning and emotional implication, served up with a healthy dose of parody and irreverence. (In doing so, might it become "poetry"?)

Additional instruments needed: high, medium, and low maracas (played by the singers) and a small bell (played by the cellist).

Comments

Vocal Ranges:

Mezzo-soprano: A3-Ab5
Tenor: D3-Bb4 + A4 falsetto
Baritone: F2-E4 + A4 falsetto

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Recording

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Richard Cameron-Wolfe
Title Number

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Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
Genre/Theme

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Instrument
Mezzo-Soprano , Tenor , Baritone (voice) , clarinet , clar(dbl bscl) , violin , viola , cello

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