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About this Piece

Chalmin’s Gameland begins in an experimental mood, the pianist and guitars investigating the innards of their instrument. The piece then shifts into a highly chromatic and punchy dance in 12/8 that is slowly overwhelmed by two menacing minor seconds. There is a threatening theatricality to the encounter between the musical ideas that recalls the film music of Bernard Herrmann.