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Night spaces (quintets: flute, piano, violin, viola, cello)

by Don Kay (1989)

Night spaces


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Night spaces / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 785.2415/KAY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

At night, space, form and sound reveal mysterious and subtle qualities which change in intensity between dusk and dawn.
Still forms contrasting with temporal events transforming into thoughts of pure fantasy comprise the main structural devices of this single movement work, initially inspired by characteristic night impressions of rural Southern Tasmania.

Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: Flute, violin, viola, cello, piano.

Duration: 20 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by University of Tasmania with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.. Commissioned by the University of Tasmania Centenary Committee to be performed at a special centenary concert on Tuesday, 13th February 1990

First performance: 13 Feb 90. University of Tasmania Centenary centenary concert


Article: Tasmania in music
by Penny Thow — © News Limited
Source: Source: Sunday Tasmanian, 25 June 2006, pp.1


Performances of this work

9 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Ensemble (Conservatorium Recital Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Ensemble, Kevin Purcell.

13 Feb 90: University of Tasmania Centenary centenary concert

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