This work is published as a saddle-stitched full score book for reference and study.
About the work:
The Hanging Bulb was commissioned by the Dunedin Sinfonia while the composer was Mozart Fellow at Otago University. The work expresses particular emotional and psychological states of mind, encapsulated in the title which is an image of despair. Hanging light bulbs have been associated with despair and obsession in the world of art and in the real world. They became a significant image to the composer at the time of writing this piece, which was not born in happy circumstances. Tension in the music is created through extensive use of the octatonic scale, bi-modal effects and thickly layered chords (such as occur near the end).