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Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

Double Standard (2012)
Commissioned by Muziekcentrum/Tromp
Work Notes
Percussion needed Vibraphone (shared between both players) Player 1: Glockenspiel, Triangle, Two Woodblocks, Table of Junk, Floor Tom, Kick Drum Player 2: Triangle, Two Woodblocks, Table of Junk, Floor Tom, Kick Drum
St. Rose Music Publishing
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sub Category
Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
16 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
2 percussion
Programme Note
Nico Muhly Double Standard (2012)
The Table of Junk should consist of nine pieces of graduated metallic objects, positioned for maximum resonance. The objects, if they are indeed instruments, should be somewhat destroyed: dented cymbals, warped opera gongs, tambourines with badly damaged jungles, metal mixing bowls with coins taped to them, lengths of pipe with children's toys wrapped around them, etc. are good places to start. It is crucial, however, that they be able to be played with the same sticks as the floor tom and the woodblocks.

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  • 23 MAY 2013
    Double Standard Country Premiere
    United Kingdom
    Britten Sinfonia

    Other Dates:
    24 May - United Kingdom
    30 May - Antwerp, Belgium
    1 June - Bruges, Belgium
    2 June - Eindhoven, Holland
  • 11 NOV 2012
    Double Standard World Premiere
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Britten Sinfonia
    Colin Currie and winner of theTromp Competition

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