Maxim (soprano with flute)
by David Young (1991)
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Maxim seeks to accentuate those qualities that set the traverso (baroque flute) apart from its more tempered, modern counterpart. The voice then provides an extension of these qualities. The writings of Russian literary theorist Mikhail Bahktin are used as an arbitrary source of text in Maxim. However, Bahktin's ideas also intermingle with the compositional process, in particular, the concept of zones of intersection in novelistic discourse.
Instrumentation: Soprano, baroque flute.
Duration: 7 min.
Contents note: In 4 movements.
Commission note: Commissioned by Il Pastor Fido
First performance: Apr 91. Performed by Il Pastor Fido, Melba Hall, Melbourne
Text adapted from the writings of Mikhail Bahktin.
Performances of this work
Apr 91: Performed by Il Pastor Fido, Melba Hall, Melbourne
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