Graduate COMPOSITION PORTFOLIO

Dear listener,

Sample scores and recordings of my work are provided in listening order below.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,
Linda Dallimore


Personified River: whanganui (2017)

For chamber ensemble: piccolo & alto flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello.

Duration: [8’]

Premiered by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble during the 2017 Aspen Music Festival.

  Personified River: Whanganui  in rehearsal by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Personified River: Whanganui in rehearsal by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.

Program Note

Personified River: Whanganui is inspired by a recent occurrence in New Zealand. The Whanganui River, a major river in the North Island, has been bestowed with the legal status of a person, in a unique approach which both honors indigenous Maori beliefs and helps ensure preservation of the river. The music includes abstract sounds inspired by the river (which is murky and often still) and the surrounding atmosphere. Db is employed as the fundamental or soul of the river. Human elements are interwoven, including a heartbeat motif and a call or waiata (maori song).

The Score is available here.


SÉRIE ANTIBES (2016)

For piano trio, including 2 eBows

Duration: [8’]

Composed for the B3: Brouwer Trio. Premiered during VIPA new music festival, Valencia, Spain 2016.

Program Note

Série Antibes is comprised of four movements, drawn from the composer’s experience during an artistic residency in nearby Vallauris, where she frequented Antibes. The movements are entitled: I. Impression - Première II. Magique III. Who Are You and What Is This IV. Expectative Waiting.

Note: To listen an excerpt (only), please choose movement II and the first part of movement III below.

The Score is available here.


AOTEAROA - CLOUD (2017)

For orchestra: 3[1.2.p] 2 3[1.2.bcl] 3[1.2.cbsn] — 4 2 3 1 — tmp+3 — harp — pno — str

Duration: [8’]

Commissioned by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, 2016 Composer Workshops. Inspired by the painting ‘Aotearoa – Cloud’ by Gretchen Albrecht.

Progam Note

Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand and translates to ‘land of the long white cloud’. Linda was inspired by the painting of the same name by Gretchen Albrecht, as part of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Gallery of Sound concert. The image presented many creative possibilities, and Linda sought to depict the painting’s movement, curved lines, shape and texture. A collaboration with Albrecht during the composition process revealed some additional details: the significance of two thin white lines at the bottom of the painting, described as the anchors of the work; the landmass that the great cloud on the canvas is sitting above. The work includes use of Taonga Pūoro or traditional musical instruments of the Māori people - namely a Purerehua, similar to a Bull Roarer. It is juxtaposed with a wind machine to create an airy texture reminiscent of the painting.

Note: To watch an excerpt (only), please skip ahead to 5:16, which corresponds to letter D in the score.

The Score is available here.

  Gretchen Albrecht, Aotearoa - Cloud, 2002 - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2002

Gretchen Albrecht, Aotearoa - Cloud, 2002 - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2002