Three Last Letters

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dc.contributor.author Vear, Craig en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-01T11:25:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-01T11:25:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Vear, C. (2015) Three Last Letters. http://composersedition.com/composers/craigvear/ce-cv1tll1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://composersedition.com/composers/craigvear/ce-cv1tll1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/11386
dc.description Three Last Letters is a music composition that imagines the last moments in the minds of Scott, Wilson and Bowers before they die in a tent, alone on an Antarctic Ice Shelf in 1912. It was created using facts and suppositions surrounding these last moments and includes a library of found materials created from texts from the final entry's in Scott's diary, the final letters home from Scott, Bowers and Wilson, Antarctic field recordings from my British Antarctic Survey composer residency in 2003-4, music materials (specifically We love the place, O God, and Sea Slumber Song by Elgar) and other sounds and music that take the minds of the audience to this lonely place. Together, the mix of the live ensemble with the disembodied voice of Scott, the ghost string sextet, and treated soundscape re-create the immensity of white sonic space of Antarctica, and a claustrophobic sense of being in that tent. en
dc.description.abstract Three Last Letters is a music composition that imagines the last moments in the minds of Scott, Wilson and Bowers before they die in a tent, alone on an Antarctic Ice Shelf in 1912. It was created using facts and suppositions surrounding these last moments and includes a library of found materials created from texts from the final entry's in Scott's diary, the final letters home from Scott, Bowers and Wilson, Antarctic field recordings from my British Antarctic Survey composer residency in 2003-4, music materials (specifically We love the place, O God, and Sea Slumber Song by Elgar) and other sounds and music that take the minds of the audience to this lonely place. Together, the mix of the live ensemble with the disembodied voice of Scott, the ghost string sextet, and treated soundscape re-create the immensity of white sonic space of Antarctica, and a claustrophobic sense of being in that tent. en
dc.publisher composers Edition en
dc.subject composition en
dc.subject AI en
dc.subject human-computer interaction en
dc.title Three Last Letters en
dc.type Musical Score en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder Vale of Glamorgan Festival/ Composers Edition en
dc.projectid cja1 en


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