The Maid That Tends The Goats: For bass clarinet and electronics

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The Maid That Tends The Goats is a supposed ancient Scottish air that is now more commonly performed as a strathspey. In this composition for bass clarinet and electronics, ideas from the original tune punctuate a tape part composed of bass clarinet samples that have been warped to produce undulating drones and weaving rhythmic movement. Focussing the timbral qualities of the instrument to produce a bagpipe of sorts, The Maid That Tends The Goats continues an ongoing line of inquiry into the historical representation and performance of women within the context of Scottish traditional music.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2023