9 results for de Castro-Robinson, Eve, Creative work

  • Breathe, an electroacoustic work

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2010)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Composer Flautist Programme Note Breathe was commissioned by Irish flautist Bill Dowdall and features the sounds of him performing on both bass and sliding headjoint flutes. The other sonorities are vocalisms made by a young Italian visual artist, Alice Grassi, I met while we were both Associate Artists at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in Florida in 2010. I was taken with her lilting voice and made many recordings. Breathe is an amalgam of breath, voice and flute sounds in a sensuous and suggestive interplay. It is included on the Atoll CD Breathe, new notes for flute from Ireland & New Zealand (ACD 111).

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  • No. 3 from Nine Short Pieces for piano, an arrangement of the Douglas Lilburn piano piece

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve; Lilburn, DG (2015-09-03)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Stroma: performers Hamish McKeich: conductor The third of Lilburn's Nine Short Pieces has a whimsical, almost cartoonish feel to it, as well as a Latin swing, it's syncopated, suggestive and insinuating, with nudging little statement-phrases answered by low punctuations. It's quasi-humorous, repetitive, insistent and, ironically, very restrained - vintage Lilburn. I've heightened the qualities I hear in it, and exaggerated them, since to me it's crying out to be released from its rather reserved and sparse setting. It seemed to beg colourful, distinctive instrumentation, a clear texture which is enriched where needed, and I've added characterful percussion and sonic touches such as a flexatone and the vocal ahhs and oohhs to release its jazzy quality. To me, it's in Lilburn's piano oeuvre that he reveals his true self. Composers understand that they are laid bare in pianistic utterance, and this is particularly evident in DGL. If you listen say, to the first of the Three Sea Changes, the material itself is extremely economical, but its emotional impact is immediate. Few works speak to me so eloquently of NZ, as much of DGL's piano music. Despite DGL being rather cool and terse on the surface, the interactions I had with him exposed a warm and wry side. There's an irony in that the first thing he ever said to me was after hearing a student work of mine played in St Andrew on the Terrace in the mid-80s: "Yes, I heard your piece - a bit too intellectual for me". I offer up this arrangement as a non-intellectual birthday gift from a fellow-Scorpio, whose birthday is a week after his.

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  • host for SATB choir

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2015-06-01)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Eve de Castro-Robinson: composer of the original composition Robert Wiremu: conductor I was delighted to be asked to write host for Karen Grylls??? Auckland Chamber Choir. My first choral work written at her request was Chaos of delight III, a vocal soundscape of avian sonorities for women???s voices. host is also abstract, based not on a text, but on the Vowel Clock used to train choral singers. The whole work is based on the note A and its upper partials and as the singers move around the space, various harmonics from the chord are heard. The title refers to the movement of birds in formation, often called a host. Commissioned by Robert Wiremu for Karen Grylls's 30 year anniversary conducting the Auckland Chamber Choir

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  • Breathe

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve; Lodge, M; Williams, M; Dowdall, W (2010)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    My electroacoustic work Breathe, commissioned by, and featuring William Dowdall on sliding headjoint-flute was recorded for this Atoll CD collection of new works by NZ and Irish composers

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  • Releasing the Angel for cello and orchestra [For David Chickering]

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2005)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    a 15 minute work for cello and orchestra. Premiered in Hamilton then performed in Auckland and Wellington. Recorded and broadcast by Concert FM.

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  • Chaos of Delight III for womens voices [To Karen Grylls]

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (1998)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Recorded NZ Choral Music CD SLD 108 Kiwi-Pacific Auckland University Singers conducted by Karen Grylls

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  • Releasing the angel

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2011)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Composer of 5 original orchestral works. Co-producer of CD A CD of 5 orchestral works recorded in a studio recording by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Young, includes Releasing the angel, Peregrinations, Other echoes, These arms to hold you, Len Dances Cited as one of 10 Best Classical CDs of 2011, NZ Listener, 17th December 2011, Dando, I, Le Cocq, J Cited as one of Top 10 Classic CDs for Christmas, NZ Herald, 17th December 2011, Dart, W.

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  • Cries of Auckland, for string quartet and six voices

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2014-12-15)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson, February 2015 I was commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet to write a piece for the New Zealand String Quartet and the Australian Song Company to premiere during the Adam Chamber Music Festival, Nelson, February 2015

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  • Doggerel for bass flute

    de Castro-Robinson, Eve (2015-11)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Eve de Castro-Robinson: composer

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