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Composer: Sdraulig, Charlie (b. 1985)

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Year of birth1985
NationalityAustralia
Period20th century
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Listen closely: Quiet music with Apartment House at Kings Place

Apartment House rehearsing Ben Isaac’s allone; photo by Tim Rutherford-Johnson
There’s something strange about applauding at the end of very quiet music: it is counterintuitive to make more noise clapping than the performers made during the actual performance. But the appreciative Kings Place crowd in Hall Two knew the drill, and this concert of “Some Recent Silences”, as it was billed, proved justly popular.
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ExplorEnsemble at the Royal College of Music

Martino Panizza and Alice Purton (Shoals Duo) rehearse Charlie Sdraulig's hush
Contemporary music ensembles can be rather nebulous entities, their repertoire often necessitating complete line-up changes between pieces and the "whole" of the ensemble rarely being needed at the same time.
***11
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