Stephen de Filippo is a contemporary classical composer from the South West of Western Australia. Now based in Perth, Stephen is currently studying composition at The University of Western Australia under the guidance of James Ledger and Dr. Christopher Tonkin.
Stephen has premiered works with large ensembles such as The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Youth Orchestra, The University of Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, and OperArt Lab Chamber Symphony (Greece).
Composer website: http://www.stephendefilippo.com
Clock-sung Lullaby, for prepared harpsichord and percussion.
Clock-sung Lullaby features a combination of amplified and prepared harpsichord as well as mixed percussion. The harpsichord is prepared in such a way that one layer of strings is muted, and when mic’d, the amplification brings out the mechanism of this instrument which normally is not appreciated. Through pairing the harpsichord with a mixture of drums, chains, wood blocks, and crotales, an image of an entropic clock can be evoked.
Featured in the playlist Percussive Waves (April 2017)