composer

McGowan, Ned

General: Ned McGowan is born in the United States in 1970. He is living in the Netherlands since 1994. Education: Ned holds degrees in composition from the Royal Conservatory Den Haag ...

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composition

A tempest in a teapot : 2006 / Ned McGowan

Publisher's number: 11425
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Remarks: Voor orkest. - Tijdsduur: 14'
Duration: 14'00"
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): I based my new work on an Asian way of experiencing time. In some parts the audience participates for example by making breathing noises. I wanted to compose a work with a non-European attitude and do away with Western concert rituals. At the moment I think a lot about what the atmosphere in the concert hall is like when the audience participates. The Asiatic feeling for phrasing is also very different from ours. No lengthy build-up and development of material, but rather short statements separated by silence. It is living in the present, while listening to and experiencing every detail attentively. - NED MCGOWAN

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