Straatmuziek

for flute, clarinet, piano and electronics

Andrew Lewis

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Composer Andrew Lewis
Year of Composition 2016
Duration ca.10'
Categories (all composers) , , ,
Catalogue ID ce-al1s2

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Straatmuziek began life as a recording of a squealing escalator I encountered late one night in The Hague, connecting the deserted elevated tramway with the equally deserted street below. Each time the escalator completed a loop, it intoned the same melancholy song, which appeared to obey its own arcane and other-wordly rules of melody and harmony. It seemed to me to be a perfect example of how strange beauty can often emerge from the apparently lifeless and mundane, much as the human spirit transcends the inert matter that contains it.

Electronic materials for this work can be downloaded here.