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The titans : trio

by Eve Duncan (2008)

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Performance by So-Yun Kim, Young Jung Kim, Aeri Ji from the CD Deleted on 7 Nov 13 Butterfly modernism

Butterfly modernism


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Butterfly modernism / chamber music by Eve Duncan.

Library shelf no. CD 2444 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

As the sun passes over the earth, it caresses its surface quite gently at sunrise, then more strongly as the day grows. The warmth is continually passed into the earth's crust. Beneath this crust are the spirits that the ancient Greeks called the Titans.

A legend says that when Christ died and was buried in the earth for three days, he met the Titans, who were until then a mystery to spirits in the heavens. He was able to meet them and pass on knowledge about them to the upper gods.

The beautifully warm and earthy sound of the traditional Korean kayageum inspired this piece.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Flute, viola, kayageum.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Ji-Young Yi

First performance: 31 Mar 09. Yeakdang, the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Centre, Seoul, Korea

The kayageum is the traditional Korean string instrument, whicxh has movable bridges like a koto. The work is also in an harp version which seeks to emulate the sound of the kayageum.


Resonate article: Eve Duncan’s Butterfly Modernism by Corrina Bonshek

Performances of this work

21 Feb 2010: at Melbourne Composers' League: Summer (The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria).

31 Mar 09: Yeakdang, the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts Centre, Seoul, Korea

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