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This piece has arisen from my continuing efforts to ‘grow a thick skin’ as a musician! In it can be heard moments of confrontation, vulnerability, assertiveness, discomfort and probably a whole range of emotions in between.
The ‘bulletproof’ part of the title has already been explained here. The ‘petals’ part not only alludes to the aforementioned vulnerability – it was inspired by the fact that I used to participate in a band that played Sidney Bechet’s 'Petite Fleur' (Little Flower).
Commissioned by Peter Willis
Recommended by the composer for the Schools' Chamber Music Contest.
21 Sep 2007: Performed by Damon Key (soprano saxophone), Yvette Audain (alto saxophone),Donald Nicholls (tenor saxophone) and Nicola Haddock (baritone saxophone); Clocktower, University of Auckland, Auckland.
06 Mar 2011: Grooves Unspoken: Music by Yvette Audain
Performed by Yvette Audain (alto saxophone), Damon Key (soprano saxophone), Donald Nicholls (tenor saxophone), Nicola Haddock (baritone saxophone), and conducted by Anthony Young.