KRANK (2004)

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Solo Percussion
DURATION: 14 Minutes
FIRST PERFORMANCE: Malthouse, Melbourne, Australia (22-Mar-2004)
Claire Edwardes (Perc)

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Composer's Notes  
When I first started thinking about writing Krank, I imagined a little music box made up of eighteen “found objects” arranged into three keyboards. Like a music box, Krank needs to be wound up in order to play, but Krank is a music box with a difference. Krank is a music box which tries to fight against its mechanical constitution, it wants to sing and be free of its constraints like a kind of musical Pinocchio.  Three times it tries increasingly hard to break free. Three times it tries and… well, that would be telling…

— Oscar Bettison