Golden Callistemon : for flute and prepared pianoforte
by Nicholas Vines (2009)
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Performance by Jessi Rosinski, Yukiko Takagi from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 81
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Golden Callistemon is effectively the musico-biography of a flower. The callistemon is a shrub native to Australia whose blossoms - more stamen then petal - present themselves in dense, regular patterns along a lengthy spike, much in the manner of a bottle-shaped brush. Often a vivid red, these flowers also come in pink, green, white, orange, and most strikingly of all, a golden yellow. The trials and tribulations of one such bottlebrush flower- burrowing beasts, frenzied pruning, searing drought, pecking birds, and finally torrential rain- act as the work's formal stem.
Instrumentation: Flute, prepared piano.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional, new-music specialist
Commission note: Commissioned by Duo Young Music.. Commissioned as part of Project 'Metamorphoses'.
First performance: by Duo Young Music — 19 Mar 10. European Flute Festival, Munich, Germany
- Has as subject/About: Landscape and Nature
Performances of this work
19 Mar 10: European Flute Festival, Munich, Germany. Featuring Duo Young Music.
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