Saturday, 12 January 2008

Line Study

This piece was something of a departure for me. Much of my music has been concerned with the superimposition of many elements, both on top of each other as layers and in strings of very intricate objects. Here, instead, I wanted to explore a single thing - basically just a melodic line. The piece becomes a study in moving in and out of melodic and rhythmic unison, something which has often made up one layer of my work, but here instead heard on its own.

This performance is from the BMIC's Cutting Edge series, in September 2004, with Claire Edwardes playing the vibraphone, Sarah Nicholls the piano and Carlos Galvez the bass clarinet.

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