Composed: 2011 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720119-33-5 Catalogue: RM937
Level: D Country: Australia
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Contents: Captain Fred, Rikitiki Plop, Doodly What's It, Lookin' at Cha Cha Cha, Slinkissimmo, The Little Rag Rag, Three Out of Four
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Roundabout (for solo violin, 2002) is a piece characterised by a playful, yet nervous energy. The title describes the manner in which the bars and phrases of music frequently “loop-the-loop” before taking off in a new direction. When composing the piece, I made use of a variety of violin performance techniques such as rapid-fire bowing of semiquavers and the alternating of bowed notes with left hand pizzicato. This brings a percussive vigour and a colourful mix of timbres to the narrative of the work.