Shards on a Beach

Year: December 2018

Instrumentation: Solo Double Bass & Fixed Electronics

Duration: 8:00″

Performance History: Written for William Cole from the Ulster Orchestra, recorded at the Sonic Lab, SARC, in 2020 with funding from Queen’s University Belfast.

About: This piece explores the sounds and timbres of the double bass, and unfolds a spiral structure that begins to fracture as the work progresses, paralleling the broken rubbish and detritus that often litters a beach.

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