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Angst: an acute but non-specific sense of anxiety or remorse (Collins Concise Dictionary). This is not intended to be an easy-listening, carefree piece. I wanted to portray a deep-seated sense of angst, creating a feeling of uneasiness in the listener. The flute and cello bear a similar angst, at times dealing with this independently, yet always returning to share in their anxiety. Quarter-tone inflections disconcert the harmonies, with tremolo, flutter-tongue and a recurring minor ninth adding to the tension. The material gradually unravels, only to fold in on itself again, remaining unresolved.
13 May 2005: Performed by Lorna Wright (flute), Ros Hill (cello); University of Waikato Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton
02 Sep 2005: Performed by Catherine Tsao (flute) and Charley Davenport (cello)
26 Apr 2006: GateSeven concert: Wellington
28 Apr 2006: GateSeven concert: Porirua
29 Apr 2006: GateSeven concert: Paekakariki