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Adrian Knight

Sometimes I dream

for solo vibraphone

(2022)
Duration17'
Movements

No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4

InstrumentationAlthough conceived as a vibraphone piece in regards to range, character, and voicings, the work may also be performed on Rhodes electric piano (with slow tremolo) or piano, provided the program contains a note to that effect.
PublisherPSNY

Media

Program Note

To what degree can a piece be conscious of its own trajectory? What if it were capable of dreaming its way forward, while its creator is preoccupied elsewhere? Perhaps, like in the novel ‘VALIS’ by Philip K. Dick, our own fictional creations can sometimes acquire autonomy and wreak havoc with our presence of mind. Sometimes I dream plays with memory and expectations, using repetition to provide a false sense of location. Would-be signposts are duplicated, mutated and deleted, leaving the listener little choice but to submit to the unpredictability of the road ahead.

I sketched the outlines of Sometimes I dream in 2015 during the prototyping phase for Occultations, commissioned by Avant Music Festival for the percussion trio TIGUE. It wasn’t until 2022 when I was rummaging through old folders that I rediscovered the work-in-progress. I was surprised and pleased by the harmonic combinations and naturalistic rhythmic flow and decided to turn it into a piece. Each movement builds on the previous one while collecting new items along the way.

Performance note

The four movements of Sometimes I dream can be played as a set or separately. If played as a set, the interconnectedness of the materials is more readily apparent. If only one movement is to be played I would suggest No. 3 which is particularly suitable for standalone performance.

Aside from regular stage performance, I can imagine Sometimes I dream being performed in a three or four wall cyclorama (a room with curved walls) with subtle, slowly changing colored lighting and, if possible, fog machine(s), creating the illusion of infinite depth. The space should be big enough, and the lighting low enough, to ensure that the audience’s sense of direction is temporarily suspended. If fog is used, it should be circulated before the performance since fog machine(s) tend to make a fair bit of noise. The vibraphone may be amplified if desired, using two condenser or ribbon microphones on a stereo bar ca 2-3 feet above the instrument.

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Chamber Ensemble Score (Print)

Full Score/Performance Score (4 required for performance) (Digital)

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Full Score/Performance Score (includes 3 copies) (Digital)

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Full Score/Performance Score (2 required for performance) (Digital)

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Performance Score (includes 4 scores) (Print)

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Full score and Solo Part (Digital)

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solo part and piano reduction (Print)

solo part and piano reduction (Digital)

Parts (Mov. 11 only) (Print)

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Conductor Score (Print)

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Score and Parts (Digital)
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Soprano/Alto Part (Print)

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Study Score (print) (Print)

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SATB choral score (Digital)

Mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, baritone score (Digital)