Composer - Rimmer, John

Burning the Calories (2006) – 6’45”

When NZTrio asked for a short ‘high impact, dynamic, edgy’ kind of piece, I immediately thought of one in which the physical gestures of the performers would be exploited. The performers would burn more calories than is usual.

In the gym that I attend, the participants begin with warm-up exercises followed by the more vigorous activities of rowing, cycling and walking. I decided to use these activities to shape my piece. Thus the form of ‘Burning the Calories’ has 5 sections; a ‘warm-up’ followed by 3 ‘burn’ sections where the violin, piano and cello take turns to be prominent and a ‘warm-down’.

Burning the Calories was commissioned by NZTrio with funding from Creative New Zealand and was completed on 28 February 2006.

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