Andrew Lewis

composer



Skyline

acousmatic music

Date of composition: 2016

Duration: 9:28

Format: fixed medium sound (8ch)

Premiere: 20 October 2016, Bangor, Wales (UK)
Electroacoustic WALES – Unseen Preludes: Denis Smalley at 70
Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio

Available to stream on Electrotheque.com
Available on CD 'CIME/ICEM @ CEAMMC'
Skyline CD

Excerpt

Programme note: (download as PDF)

Skyline

The Blackbird’s song: at once immediately accessible and impenetrably complex; transcending cultural and historical context; performed daily and free of charge, in the grandest gardens and the bleakest urban slums; a single line and a complex web of counterpoint; endlessly inventive and always repeating itself; completely original and so well known; the peace of a garden and the irrepressible joy of creativity; a music that belongs to all and is owned by none.

Skyline was composed in 2016 in the Electroacoustic Music Studios of Bangor University (Wales, UK) and premiered on October 20, 2016 at Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor. The piece includes recordings of Bangor University’s Crossley-Holland collection of pre-Columbian Mexican wind instruments. My thanks to Susan Rawcliffe (flautist) and Scott Flesher (recording supervisor).



Performances

09.06.2019
Music Technology Department, Shanghai Normal University
Andrew Lewis

23.02.2019
Andrew Lewis

02.11.2018
Andrew Lewis

26.10.2018
Neal Farwell

20.10.2016
Andrew Lewis