The Long White Cloud - by Jeremy Mayall
for chamber ensemble
Lauren Grout - Flute
Adam Maha - Viola
Yotam Levy - Cello
Mike Booth - Trumpet
Chris Lam Sam - Keys
Chris McBride - Guitar
Nick Tipping - Bass
Brad Thomson - Drums
Jeremy Mayall - synths and electronics
Richard Nunns - Taonga Puoro
The Long White Cloud is my interpretation of NZ and it's landscape and soundscape. This piece is a journey through the many sounds and worlds that this small land encompasses.
The piece is in 7 sections: 4 larger movements and 3 interludes.
This piece was written for a unique ensemble combining orchestral instruments with those from the worlds of rock, jazz and electronica. This suite combines a large number of genre inspirations, and exists in a world between traditional notation, guided improvisation, and studio construction. Unlike other pieces where the orchestral instruments provide a textural accompaniment (much like an expensive synthesizer) to existing ‘popular’ songs, this piece aims to give all the instruments equal placement in the overall composition. Through amplification and sound mixing the intricate textures from the flute, viola and cello should be able to exist comfortably with drums and distorted guitar.
Lighting: Aaron Chesham
Live Sound: Ben Mannell
Post-production audio mix: Jeremy Mayall
Camera Ops: Dan Inglis, Joe Hitchcock, Ben Woollen, Scott Granville, Ashton Ledger
Video Edit: Dan Inglis