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Blue Work

lifeless air become sinewed

for bassoon

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  7m

Year:  2009
Duration:  7m

Composer:   Neville Hall


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lifeless air become sinewed for solo bassoon is part of a cycle of pieces for wind instruments composed for the Slovene wind quintet Slowind. It was premiered by bassoonist Paolo Calligaris at the 2010 Slowind Festival in Ljubljana in a concert of the entire cycle.

Fragments of sound conceived as timbral cells gradually grow and expand over a background of the sound of the instrumentalist breathing through the instrument in various ways. The process of growth of timbral material is punctuated by a layer of more active gestures.

Contents note

Single movement

Performance history

11 Oct 2010: Performed by Paolo Calligaris (bassoon) at Slovenian Philharmonic Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia