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Bogey Thresher

Composer: Jon Øivind Ness
Durata: 24 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Baadsvik plays tuba concertos
Year: 2011
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and Symphony Orchestra

In Bogey Thresher from 2011 the influence from ambient music is quite possible to hear. Atmospheric and contemplative passages are interspersed with passages in which the musical activity has a clear direction, and may be described as being more traditionally propelled by rhetorical gestures, especially in the solo part. The use of quarter tones is governed less by the harmonic overtones, and more by melodic intervals independent from tonality – a kind of modal usage of microtones influenced by Arabic scales. The composer has explained the title of the work in the following way: ‘A Bogey Thresher is a threshing machine for ghosts, i.e. a machine designed to harvest spectres.’

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Ness – Bogey Thresher:

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