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Top, Edward

Edward Top was born in Ommen, the Netherlands, in 1972. Top has lived and worked in London, Bangkok, and Rotterdam. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Top studied composition and ...

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Double smooth disaster : for 2 vibraphones, 1996 / Edward Top

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1997
Publisher's number: 09878
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 2vibr
Remarks: Opgedragen aan Edouardo Leandro. - Cop. 1997. - Tijdsduur: ca. 14'
Duration: 14'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 1996
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): Everything is organized. You do your duties, it's easy to accept everything, because everything you know, everything you believe can be seen. But suddenly, after about two minutes something you were not used to, or were even aware of, happens. It's nice, but since you don't know how to react your tendency is to make it more beautiful than it actually is. You use some artificial vibrato, but after a while it seems pointless. (Besides, D and E are part of the chromatic scale, just like all the others). So you integrate them into the previous state - of - being. But things are not the same, it might even move the ground you're standing on. Therefore, F becomes F#, that becomes G, becoming G#. It delivers you to another world; the world of A, but still looking through the same eyes. It makes you look differently which is nice but still you long to return to your roots. It makes you explode at the right moment; and after that? Decease. This time it's different because you know
there's more than what you can see. Even though you want it so bad, you're not really expecting anything more to happen. The only thing you can accept is that it's fading away... - EDWARD TOP

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