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In this work, cycles of accumulation and decay move in broad wave-like gestures, recalling the sea. I am fascinated by the potency of the tiniest gesture, syllable or phoneme. Having no 'meaning' in itself, the syllable 'and' is weightless and transient, yet holds enormous power to link ideas; to create anticipation/momentum. It is like a wave bearing thought towards utterance. ...and...11 was composed for, and is dedicated to, Chachi and Lontano.
Composed for Lontano
dedicated to Chachi and Lontano
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13 May 2006: Performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Hamish McKeich at the CUB Malthouse, in Melbourne
25 May 2007: Performed by Lontano: Katy Gainham (piccolo/alto flute), Andrew Sparling (A clarinet), Tim Holmes (bass clarinet), Richard Stegall (horn), Tracey Holloway (trombone), Gillian McDonagh and Owen Gunnell (percussion), Helen Tunstall (harp), Caroline Balding (violin), Yuko Inoue (viola), Robin Michael (cello), Richard Pryce (double bass) conducted by Odaline de la Martinez at St Mary's Church, Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom
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