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for chamber ensemble

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  flute (doubling piccolo), E flat clarinet (doubling B flat clarinet), B flat clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), trombone, 2 percussion, double bass, piano

Year:  2003
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  flute (doubling piccolo), E...

Composer:   Alison Grant

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Fission draws its name from the actions and reactions that characterise a lot of its material. The work was based on the concept of organised chaos 'resolving' to a chaotic organisation. Despite the apparently haphazard nature of the first section, it is in fact highly organised, while the last section, calmer and seemingly more ordered is in fact far less organised. The piano plays an important role providing much off the impetus for the introduction of new ideas and textures, introducing the first real melodic material in the solos of the middle section, and directing the harmony towards the greater resolution of the work's end.