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Universal Edition - David Sawer – Cat's-eye
Bronze and Iron
The world première of David Sawer’s Bronze and Iron takes place on 22 March in Glasgow.
Trapped in the Lighthouse
David Sawer’s The Lighthouse Keepers for two actors, ensemble and tape will be performed for the f [...]
David Sawer: World première of Flesh and Blood
The world première of Flesh and Blood takes place on 15/2/2013 under Ilan Volkov. [...]
|Year of composition:
|| 1986 |
||for chamber ensemble|
||cl(2+bass-cl), tpt, tbn, hp, pno, vla(1), vc(1)|
||1st clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb)); 2nd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl (Bb)); trumpet in Bb; trombone; harp; piano; viola; violoncello|
||Commissioned by MusICA|
||ICA London / Great Britain|
||Odaline de la Martinez|
The fantascope, a projector designed by E. G. Robertson (Paris 1798) brought the optical tricks of the magic lanterns to their most spectacular; his evenings of fantasmagoria shocked audiences with fantastic images of spirits and demons.
A simple device within the fantascope, called “l’oeil-de-chat”, hence my title, caused these images to appear and disappear: as the eye closed, the source of light was extinguished; as it opened, it was increased - this could happen both fast and slowly. The whole contraption was mounted on wheels, allowing the projected image to grow larger or smaller as it moved away from or towards the screen. I can imagine the thing was not averse to breaking down.”
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