pumping iron

for ten musicians

Marc Yeats

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Composer Marc Yeats

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ca. 16'

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Pumping Iron is about sensation; an almost physical delight in the power of rhythm and dissonance to get inside people and drag them, willingly or otherwise, into a sound world of primal intensity. However, other factors are at play. The title refers, in particular, to weight-lifting and the vanities implied in the ‘body beautiful’ culture. First performed by Psappha, by Paul MacAlindin, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, November 1997.