Barren - a dramatic reading
About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press (catalog no. 12)
Instruments: 3 string basses & narrator
Staging: intended to use light design
Duration: just over 10 min.
Style: difficult, traditional and graphic notation with traditional and extended techniques, high range and scordatura. A sci-fi (c.1960s style) parody about the end of the world by a solar red giant event.
Written: Engl. words and music by Lynn Job, 1981
Premiere: Fullerton, CA by Turetsky students
The part of the Narrator was later performed by Burtram Turetsky that same year on his Sunday Concert Series in San Diego, CA.
Version: 3 string basses & narrator
Year composed: 1981
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 3 Double bass, 1 Narrator
Instrumentation notes: Limited scordatura (without extension) & high range. Extended technics. Original text.