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Solitary Climb: Climb to Camp One

Diana McIntosh

  • Year of composition: 1989
  • Duration: 6:49

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Climb to Camp One, from McIntosh’s music/theater work, Solitary Climb, portrays a mountain climb which begins on a vast, silent glacier, crosses a precarious snow bridge, and scales an avalanche-ridden couloir to Camp One. The work is performed entirely on the interior of an amplified piano, using climbing gear such as karabiners, rope, leather gloves and a helmet.