ligata for guitar and fixed media

Martin Iddon

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ligata for guitar and fixed media

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Composer Martin Iddon
Year of Composition 2016
Duration ca.20'



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Catalogue ID ce-mi1a2


Aigeiros, for guitar and tape, is an extension of my earlier vocal quintet, hamadryads, and, like that earlier piece, makes use in the generation of its pitch material of Josquin’s Déploration on the death of Johannes Ockeghem, Nymphes des bois. It follows Karya for Disklavier (2011), Syke for marimba and accordion (2013), Balanos for organ and fixed media (2013), Ptelea for bass clarinet (2014), Morea (2014) for violoncello, and Ampelos (2015) for solo voice and pre-recorded voices, in a series of pieces taking Josquin’s lament as a starting point, each based on a particular ‘reading’ of the source text and taking the title of one of the eight types of hamadryad named in the Greek mythological tradition. Aigeiros is named for the hamadryad who was bonded to the black poplar.

Aigeiros was written for Cristián Alvear and lasts for twenty minutes.

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