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Green ideas Miller, Lisa Cay

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Green Ideas is a work of approximately sixty minutes duration scored for two violins, viola, cello, double bass, electric guitar, piano, and drum kit. It presents musical portraits of some of the vocalizations made by infants in their first two years. Phonetic, prosaic, inflective, tonal, semantic, and interactional elements of early communication are abstracted and used for musical inspiration. The work employs varied degrees of composition and improvisation in its six sections, with each section focusing on a single component of early language emergence.

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