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Assembly Lines (2011)

chamber orchestra, 6’30


  • Assembly Lines was commissioned by the Detour New Music Ensemble. The work can be optionally accompanied by live video projections of factory footage from the Prelinger Archives. After a brief, yet clangorous fanfare, a solo bassoon unveils the work’s “conveyor belt” theme. Not unlike Ford’s automobile assembly line, the ensemble appends this tune with a series of interchangeable motifs, which hammer and thrash the musical texture in an intricate web of syncopation and orchestral color. The Model T is born.
  • 02/15/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | University of Texas at Austin
    University of Texas New Music Ensemble Dan Welcher, conductor
    03/18/11 | Ian Dicke in Brooklyn, New York | Galapagos Art Space
    Detour New Music Ensemble
    10/01/11 | Ian Dicke in Boston, Massachusetts | Northeastern University
    Boston New Music Initiative
    04/14/12 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | Gamma UT Conference, University of Texas at Austin
    Sonorous, Hermes Camacho, conductor
    10/12/13 | Ian Dicke in Chicago, Illinois | St. James Cathedral
    Chicago Composers Orchestra
    10/17/14 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | University of Texas at Austin
    Centennial Celebration: A Taste of Texas
    UT New Music Ensemble
    Ben Stonaker, conductor
    10/29/14 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | University of Texas at Austin
    UT New Music Ensemble
    Ben Stonaker, conductor
    04/03/15 | Ian Dicke in Columbia, Missouri | University of Missouri
    Exit 128 Chamber Orchestra
    Travis Herd, conductor
    12/06/15 | Ian Dicke in Columbia, Missouri | University of Missouri
    Exit 128
    01/23/16 | Ian Dicke in Mesa, Arizona | Mesa Arts Center
    Oh My Ears Marathon Concert
    Exit 128 Chamber Orchestra
    01/25/16 | Ian Dicke in Norman, Oklahoma | University of Oklahoma
    Exit 128 Chamber Orchestra
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    Assembly Lines

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