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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Medekšaitė, Egidija: Megh Malhar 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Megh Malhar
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Aberdeen Sound Festival, Woodend Barn
  • First performance (performers): 
    Quatuor Bozzini
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Megh Malhar is a Hindustani classical raga. The name derives from the Sanskrit word Megh, meaning cloud. This raga is associated with the time of oncoming rainy season and tunderstroms; legends say that it has the power of bringing on the rain clouds to the areas of drought where it is played. My intent for using this raga was to create a sight of myriad raindrops, where each drop is a microscopic reflection of the whole rain. Each performer plays various trills at a very slow tempo, to maintain this fragile sonic experience.

    Author’s note

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
4
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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