oliver thurley: polynya

polynya, or ever less

etude for electric guitar (six strings and a glass bow)

quietly. calm waters surrounded by ice and abject terror.

polynya, or ever less should be performed extremely quietly, with trepidation and a glass test tube. The piece is quiet in spite of the amplifier. This quietness arises from your technique, rather than simply turning your volume down.

commissioned by Yaron Deutsch for the 'Etudes for Electric Guitar' project at Darmstadt Summer Courses, 2018

score (.pdf, 10 MB)


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