Gold

Laura Bowler

  • Duration

    60 mins

  • Year of composition

    2019

  • Number of performers

    10

  • First performance

    31st January 2020, Riot Ensemble, Aaron Holloway-Nahum (conductor), Lucy Goddard, Sarah Dacey, Rosie Middleton (soloists), CLF Arts Cafe London

  • Commissioned by
    Riot Ensemble with support from the PRS Foundation

Description:

Using a timeless tale as inspiration, "GOLD" deconstructs the Rumpelstiltskin story, testing the limits of abstraction to encourage deeper engagement with the philosophical & socio-political themes of the work: who does or should hold legitimate or illegitimate power? How do those with power manipulate the vulnerable?‚Äč

Multiple characters played by three vocalists (including the composer herself), an instrumental chorus, and projections form a collage of colliding ideas, languages, perspectives and meanings.

Full scoring:

Soprano
Two mezzo-sopranos

Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Percussion
Violin
Viola
Cello
Synthesizer
Fixed electronics
Video

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