ABZ/A

Pete Stollery

ABZ/A has been performed in Birmingham, Buenos Aires, Ellon, Huddersfield and Montréal…

“The first two letters of Aberdeen’s postcode (AB) imply a latent episodic musical structure to the Granite City that is made explicit in this piece. We are thrown from sonic encounter A to acoustic ambience B (via moments of dangerous articulation that seem to have the energy to provide such propulsion) and so ever onward towards Z. Whether we arrive is open to question (the lengthening nature of the episodes working against such a goal), and we most certainly never return to A. It is as if our journey has been somehow interrupted, like an accordion player assassinated in mid-squeeze…” — Andrew Lewis


ABZ/A was realized in the early part of 1998 at the composer’s studio and premiered on February 10, 1999 at Concordia University (Montréal). It was was commissioned by the BBC.

Premiere

  • February 10, 1999, Series 17 — Concert 10: Scotland / Wales, Salle de concert — Université Concordia, Montréal (Québec)

Details

ABZ/A (1998), 5:02
stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
April 1, 2007 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
May 14, 2007 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
May 21, 2007 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Wreck This MeSS / Radio Patapoe: Adventures in UNsound (Netherlands)
July 6, 2007 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Sound Quality / ABC Radio National (Australia)
January 5, 2009 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Wreck This MeSS / Radio Patapoe: Adventures in UNsound (Netherlands)
December 1, 2009 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 DEGEM WebRadio @ ZKM (Germany)
April 5, 2021 Pete Stollery, ABZ/A (1998), 5:02 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)