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In patterns of shade : for flute (piccolo / alto flute), percussion, and prepared piano

by Erik Griswold (2011)

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Performance by Tim Munro, Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 55

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Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 55 / Works by Eric Griswold.

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Work Overview

In patterns of shade explores, in sound, the image of shadows dancing on surfaces, such as one might observe on a windy day in the late afternoon, the shadows of one swaying branch intermingling with the architecture, or the shifting clouds, to create a shimmering visual effect. The general concept is perhaps similar to the impressionists' musical investigations of water, or clouds. Here the performers have equal roles in the various sections. Their individual voices are subsumed into larger musical textures, blurring together in a shifting whole. While there is a very detailed approach to the microtonal harmonies and the "prepared" timbres of the piano and vibraphone, there is an improvisational quality to the rhythm and the pace of the music. I've tried to strike a balance between these highly structured and spontaneous aspects of the work.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Flute (+alto flute, piccolo), prepared piano, percussion.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: In 4 sections.

First performance: by Tim Munro, Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson — 20 Jul 11. Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane

Performances of this work

14 May 2016: at Crashing through fences (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Press, Play.

14 May 2016: at Crashing Through Fences (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Press, Play, Kaylie Melville.

20 Jul 11: Ian Hangar Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane. Featuring Tim Munro, Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson.

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