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The quickening : a tribute to Jonathan Kramer; for flute and piano.

by Katia Tiutiunnik (2004)

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Performance by Ulla Suokko, Eric Huebner from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 58

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The quickening : a tribute to Jonathan Kramer, for flute and piano / Katia Tiutiunnik.

Library shelf no. 788.32/TIU 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The term "the quickening" is defined as the very first time a mother feels her baby move in her womb. My recollections of the quickening inspired me to use the term when referring to the signs of commencement, return or renewal of other forms life-be they spiritual, mental, sensual and/or artistic.

The other signification of the term "the quickening" refers to the process of rapid acceleration and increase. For example, I witness the phenomenon in which each moment is so packed with multiple experiences, that, rather than having the effect of expanding time, time appears to be moving more rapidly. This phenomenon is further exaggerated by the acceleration of events around the world and the increasingly rapid exchanges of information that occur globally.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Instrumentation: Flute, piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Deborah Bradley-Kramer

First performance: by Ulla Suokko, Eric Huebner — 7 Dec 05. Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, USA

The composer notes the following subjects, styles, influences etc associated with this work:
Arab music, Greek music, Franco Donatoni


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Performances of this work

25 Oct 2016: at Five Portraits (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum.

18 Jul 15: Minerva Art Gallery, NSW. Featuring Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum.

7 Dec 05: Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, USA. Featuring Ulla Suokko, Eric Huebner.

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