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Weekly Playlist: Ann Cleare

This week we're turning our ears to the music of Ann Cleare, a composer whose work explores new possibilities in instrumental, natural, musical, and experimental sound. Cleare works in concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design, often collaborating with performers to develop new modifications and techniques that probe the boundaries of musical performance. 

1. I should live in wires for leaving you behindCleare's 2014 work for piano (two players) and percussion, evokes what the composer calls a "ball of wire": a "mammoth, tangled, metallic motion that spins relentlessly":

2. Dorchadas, Cleare's 2007 work for ensemble which takes its title from the Irish word for "darkness", here performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble:

3. Moil, Cleare's 2010 string quartet, which the composer describes in her program note as "of brittleness, of memory, of shards, of light, of changing, of seismology":


4. i am not a clockmaker either, Cleare's 2009 work for accordion and electronics, which "sets into motion a physical force which dissects the instrument into acute shards or material and reconstitutes it in a completely restructured manner."


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