Instrumentation: flute/bass flute, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello
Duration: 15 minutes
Commissioned by Macedon Music as part of the Glen Johnston Commissions Project
The fragility of an idea, beginning as a mere shadow of a thought, growing until it takes full form, and from it, others, even more dangerous ones, multiply. Breathless and uncertain, wavering and unstable, these gestures become more and more bold, before a new and more alien idea takes hold through sustained chords. Voices fight back, becoming more and more insistent, until eventually all remnants of the original are essentially lost.
15 Oct 2017: Macedon Music, Mount Macedon Vic, Australia – Syzygy Ensemble
Score under revision…